My son and I visited Quebec City this past weekend with our weekend ending with a very informative Louise Penny Tour featuring her book, BURY YOUR DEAD.
What a beautiful city and what lovely people. French is the main language spoken, but if you do not speak French, no worries. Everyone begins speaking to you in French, but when they realize you do not speak their native language, they immediately begin speaking to you in perfect, fluent English.
Quebec City is very quaint, and you will think you are in Europe.
We stayed in a beautiful hotel, Le Chateau Frontenac, and the second day we were there the weather cooperated with a balmy 60 degrees. There were still remnants of snow on most streets, though. They had gotten 11 feet of snow over the course of the past winter.
We also attended Sunday mass at Notre Dame de Quebec which was a bit of a challenge since it was in French. :)
Moving on to the Louis Penny tour. We had a fantastic tour guide named Francois who spoke PERFECT English even though his native language as all of Quebec City is French.
He was an excellent guide and took us on a tour to the different places in Louise Penny's book, BURY YOUR DEAD. Francois gave us very informative background facts about the city as well as Louise Penny and showed us all the places she used in the city for scenes in her book. She actually lived in Quebec City for a few months to do her research.
The best part of the tour was the library that Louise Penny used as the place where the body was found in her book, BURY YOUR DEAD.
The plaque below is on the outside wall of the library.
A few photos we snapped while in the library. The "old" books were encased in glass book cases, and were not able to be checked out of the system.
I hope you get to visit Quebec City some day, and I hope you enjoy your visit as much as we did.
Quebec City has a European flair, but with a much shorter plane ride for a nice getaway. :)