Week-End in Quebec City

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My son and I spent 4 days in beautiful Quebec City. He went to take part of the 'Dictée des Amériques’, which is an international French spelling and grammar competition. He was representing British Columbia. He did not place first but we had a wonderful experience. We met people from more than 50 countries. All of our expenses were paid. We stayed at the Hilton just beside the Parliament. The competition took part in the Red Room of the Parliament.

Here is the link: Comox student to take part in international French spelling contest

The weather was beautiful on Saturday and I walked in the streets of Old Quebec City. I could have spent days just walking around. It's such a beautiful city. I also have a sister that lives there and we met. It was nice because we don't see each other often.


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34 comments

  1. What a fun time with your son. I love all of the photos.

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  2. C'est quand même un bel effort de ton fils d'avoir participé:)
    Ce voyage a pu te reconnecter avec le Québec!
    Vous avexz toi et ton fils de belles binettes!

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  3. Ah, Québec mon amour!!!

    I'm glad to see you had wonderful weather!!! Chanceuse!!!! Je suis dans les États maintenant (Philadelphie), et il fait trop chaud ici!!

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  4. What beautiful pictures! I have always wanted to visit Quebec City.

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  5. Beautiful photos! Sounds like a wonderful trip.

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  6. Beautiful pics! We need a vacation like that.

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  7. What a wonderful time with your son in Quebec city. Wow, he represented BC? That's so cool! I wish I can speak French fluently.

    Very nice pictures :)

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  8. How wonderful, Love to see you in the photos too. Such beautiful city I must visit one day.
    Cheers,
    elra

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  9. What a gorgeous trip! Looks like you and your son had a wonderful time :)

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  10. Great photos. I love QC.
    (ps: you're lovely!)

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  11. What a nice trip and beautiful pictures! We really hope to get to Quebec City this summer.

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  12. How wonderful your pictures are! Quebec is very beautiful, I hope I will visit it one day! I love to see you in the photos too.

    Cheers,

    Miette.

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  13. what a beautiful place! clearly, i'm gonna have to bust across the border sometime soon and see it all firsthand. :)

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  14. Oh, how I LOVE Quebec City! I've been there several times and just love to wander around in awe of all the beauty there...

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  15. Looks like a great trip and you have such an smart kid! :D

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  16. How nice for you and your son. I am sure he will remember it always!

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  17. What a fun trip! Thanks for sharing your great photos!

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  18. Nothing better than a trip with your child, just the two of you....

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  19. Tes photos sont magnifiques, ça fait rêver de voyages...

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  20. Great photos! I've never visted Quebec City, but it looks lovely.

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  21. I've never visited Quebec City - I'd love to make the trip someday.

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  22. Ah Québec!!!! Je suis sûre que tu as magasiné les petites boutiques de bouffe...

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  23. Your son looks just like you!!! Quebec is indeed a beautiful city and reminds me of Swakopmund in Namibia...very "old world". Thx for sharing your memories with us!!!

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  24. Whoa, you guys are living the sweet life! The place looks absolutely beautiful-- time to learn French for me! :)

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  25. Bonjour Hélène, hier quand je me suis couché, je pensais à çà et je voyais le sourire de ton fils je crois. Et là, j'ai eu un flash comme quoi qu'au C. St-Maurice, il y avait une autre Lucie, nous étions de la même année scolaire et nous avons gradués en 85.
    Une belle grande brune, assez sportive si je me souviens bien, avec un sourire comme ton garçon.

    Je n'ai jamais été une amie proche de Lucie mais je suis bien heureuse de savoir que tout va bien pour elle.

    C'est bien gentil à toi de m'avoir répondu.
    Bonne journée Hélène.

    Josée Roy

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  26. I have friends that live Quebec city, and now I can finally see what they keep going on about. What a fantastic looking city, and so wonderfully captured by you.

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  27. Matt: You really have to go visit them. It's such a beautiful city. One of the nicest in Canada. Also the food in so good.

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  28. What a wonderful post Helene. This is probably the first time I've seen your good-looking lad, though have heard mention of him many many times. Love the collage of Quebec too...amazing. Glad you had a great time! xoxo

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  29. Your son looks so cute and I am sure it was so good to spend time just with him for 4 days.
    Not to mention all the expenses were paid.
    Doesn't matter if he didn't come first, my daughter joins in up for lot of event and i always tell her more than winning it is the courage to do something.
    I dont think i would ever visit canade, well one can hope isn't it.
    The place looks beautiful.

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  30. So many charming photos! Everyone says how like Europe some towns in Canada are. They are right!

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  31. I have always loved Quebec City with it's history, beautiful scenery and delicious restaurants. Congratulations on being there with your son for academic reasons.

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