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Clef des Champs gardens

July 26, 2016

Looking for an activity to do during your vacation? The Clef des Champs Garden in Val David opens its doors from July 16th to August 21st, 2016. Housed in impressive terraces, the garden of medicinal plants is certified organic and offers a unique cultural and horticultural experience in a breathtaking panorama. Educational posters explain the active principles of plants and their mode of action. By crossing the garden, you will discover works of val-davidois artists and discover…

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Caribbean Cruise

Following my first cruise with Holland of America that I liked, I left Fort Lauderdale on December 6 aboard ms Nieuw Amsterdam for a 7-day Caribbean cruise. Inaugurated in 2010, this mid-size ships offers beautiful modern rooms and common areas, decorated…

January 15, 2016
fromagerie ruban bleu

Fromagerie Ruban Bleu

15 years ago, I used to go by bike in St-Isidore to the Ruban Bleu farm, to buy cheese and see the goats with my mom. The farm got sold and the new owner moved it to Mercier about 8 years ago. The goat cheese is…

August 12, 2015
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Best Places in Montreal

Here are some culinary discoveries made recently in Montreal: For a festive evening, the Lauréa is located in the old Rotisserie Laurier, which became an instant Laurier BBQ. The Little Lauréa with its piano bar should be on your list for…

February 1, 2015
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Nantasket Beach

Difficult to find a more beautiful beach in New England than Old Orchard, Maine, but also difficult to find a hotel in high season there. Browsing the hotels along the east coast on Google Maps, I came across the Nantasket Beach…

July 31, 2014

Boston by foot

Boston is a beautiful, historic city located on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean in Massachusetts. Founded in 1630, Boston is known for its many historic monuments and its European charm. Two to three nights is the perfect way to enjoy…

July 21, 2014
Bar Habor Maine

Montreal to Boston Cruise

The Maasdam of the Holland America Line is one of the few cruise ships to dock in Montreal because the majority of ships cannot pass under the Jacques Cartier Bridge. With a capacity of 1,258 passengers, this classic style boat was…

July 9, 2014

Cape Cod

Cape Cod is a beautiful resort area south of Boston. From Falmouth to Provincetown, this peninsula is full of white sandy beaches, bike trails crisscrossing alleys roses, wildlife sanctuaries and villages of New England. In good weather, the beach, the ferry…

June 19, 2013

Mont Tremblant

Nestled at the foot of Mont Tremblant, between Laurentian lakes and forest, the resort Mont Tremblant offers many hotels, condos for rent, restaurants and cafe to visit. I made it a little three day break in late April, after the ski…

April 30, 2013

Sucrerie de la Montagne

In Quebec, there is the sugar shack of the chef  Martin Picard that stands out from the rest by its gargantuan meals, consisting of duck liver, lobster, fish, meat and maple syrup. If you do not have the appetite of Obelix…

February 21, 2013

Summer getaway in old orchard

A summer in Old Orchard, because a week is never long enough … Old Orchard is a summer destination for many quebecer for three, even four generations. Located in the state of Maine in the United States, Old Orchard offers a…

February 14, 2013


Less than two hours from Montreal, Burlington is a beautiful college town located on Lake Champlain, Vermont. Pedestrian Street, Church Street, in the heart of the city is full of restaurants, shops and pubs. There is no tax on clothes, so…

January 7, 2013

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls in October! At nearly 700 km west of Montreal, there are the famous Niagara Falls, visited by over 19 million tourists each year. Autumn is an ideal time to visit them, the trees begin to change color and the…

October 8, 2012

Quebec City

Quebec City in August!  Chateau Frontenac majestically overlooks the Old Quebec. This hotel of 618 rooms belongs to the Fairmont Group and is known to be the most photographed hotel in the world. The fortifications that surround Old Québec were used to…

September 11, 2012

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