Bienvenue au Quebec! From chateaus to sidewalk cafes to that famous joy de vivre, Quebec has retained more than the French language from its ancestors. Sure, sophistication, history and spirited joviality intermingle in cosmopolitan cities like Montreal and Quebec City, but don’t stop there. Canada’s ever-wide-open spaces let you explore protected parks, soaring mountains, rolling hills and rugged coastlines. The verdant countryside, dotted with candle-lit bistros, provides fuel for green getaways—and produce that can hold its own against anything Provence. Soak up the rustic charms of Eastern Townships, and check out the artsy offerings of Baie St Paul, birthplace of Cirque du Soleil. Get your outdoor thrills on the ski slopes of The Laurentians, hike the peaks of Parc de la Gasperie, or simply let the stunning cliffs above the Saguenay River drop your jaw. And, oh yes, make sure to stop in dynamic, diverse Montreal, and vibrantly ambient Quebec City. And if you need a little pick-me-up, a café au lait is never far from reach. Apprecier!