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The Wow: Quebec’s Charlevoix region has become renowned for its sophisticated cuisine as well as for its dramatic landscapes. This is a rolling terrain of rounded hills and winding roads that drop down to fjords, bays and deep rivers. Quaint French-style villages are nestled against the foot of the mountains and tucked away in peaceful coves.
Why Now? It’s been on the Condé Nast Traveler Gold List and Top 75 Resorts list consistently, and many of the area’s hotels and restaurants have been awarded the AAA/CAA Four Diamond Award. Local cheesemakers were also winners at the 2010 World Cheese Awards.