Study French in The Home of Your Own Private Teacher in The Quebec City Region
Study French in Quebec, in the province's second largest city, Quebec City! It's located on the Saint Lawrence River whose name comes form the Algonquin word Kébec, or "where the river narrows". The city is also one of the oldest cities in North America, with over four centuries of history to explore!
The city has incredible architecture, museums, restaurants and a UNESCO Heritage Site in the Old City are all closeby and ready to be explored as you study French in Quebec, Canada. About 12 km from the city is the Montmorency Falls Park, home to 84 meter high waterfalls (30 meters higher than Niagra Falls).
Another must-visit site while you study French in Quebec, Canada is the Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, just 30 km east of the city. It has become well-known for stories of miraculous healings. North of the basillica is Mont-Sainte-Anne ski resort with some of the highest slopes in Quebec and 66 trails which traverse the mountain. Another place to visit if you study French in Quebec, Canada during the winter is the Ice Hotel in the Charlesbourg borough. Even the beds are made out of ice but with Arctic sleeping bags you will stay warm.
Quebec City is also known for festivals. The two largest are the Winter Carnaval and the Summer Festival. The Winter Carnaval Festival began in 1894, but even before that people would celebrate it privately. Best known for its parades, incredible ice sculptures and snowman-like mascot, Bonhomme Carnaval, it is an event not to be missed if you're there in the winter.
For the summer crowds, you'll be treated with Canada's largest outdoor performance. Lasting 11 days, the Summer Festival has hundreds of musical shows across the city from all imaginable genres of music! Year-round the region of Quebec City has plenty to do and see making it a wonderful place to learn French!
Why Study French in Quebec, Canada?
- Quebecers are known for their great sense of humour and are very welcoming to students learning French.
- French Canadian cooking may not be the healthiest, but it’s famously delicious!
- You can discover four centuries of Canadian history by exploring the city’s many historic sites and impressive museums.
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