Notre langue principale est le français, n'hésitez pas à nous contacter!
We are located 15-20 minutes from downtown Quebec.
Our house is cosy and warm and our yard private. Enjoy a little wine on the terrasse and relax in the spa by the pool or in the hammock. Kids friendly too with lots of space to play outside, a SpringFree trampoline (very safe), a big family room in the basement, 2 giant TVs and great bedrooms. 2 public playgrounds near the house.
You will find very friendly neighbours.
Air conditionning,Internet access (Wi-Fi), iMac, giant screen TV (2) with satellite TV, therapeutic bath upstairs, fireplace ( + wood), fully equiped kitchen, barbecue, spinning bike in basement, etc.
A housecleaner comes every week. The lawn will be taken care of as well as snow shovelling of the parking during winter.
So no worries for you. Just enjoy the house and the city!
Don't hesitate to contact us!
Nicolas and Christine
Québec, oldest city in North America, celebrated its 400th anniversary in 2008! You really have to spend time in Quebec to enjoy all it has to offer.
European looks and feeling, great history, lots of attractions, fine restaurants, art galeries, theatres, movies, festivals, nature easily accessible (lots of outdoor activities at less than an hour drive: sailing, kayaking, cross-country and alpine skiing, rafting, canoeing, mountain bicycle, road bike, etc.)
Quebec is in a french speaking part of Canada, but most people also speak english. Easily served in english everywhere in the city. A place you will remember...
A marina at a 5 minutes drive with sea and river kayaks, sailboats, and a great walking and running trail along St-Lawrence river where picnics are wonderfull during hot summer days. There is also a public pool and fitness centers at less than 10 minutes. A big movie theatre is at 10 minutes.
You can cycle on pittoresque farm roads at a 10- 15 minutes ride.
Numerous shopping centers (Laurier, Place Ste-Foy, place de la Cité, Galeries de la Capitale) and nice shopping streets in the city (Rue St-Jean, Rue Cartier, Rue Maguire, Rue du Petit-Champlain)
Lots of art galeries and antiques in the old city of Quebec too.
You can also go further for whale watching in Tadoussac (including belugas), stroll Baie St-Paul for it's renown art galeries or have a glimpse at Montreal, Charlevoix, Saguenay-Lac St-Jean, Bas St-Laurent, Appalaches, Mauricie, etc).
We are a joyfull family of 5.
Kids 17, 14 and 7.
Nicolas emergency physician.
Christine family physician (perinatal care).
Experienced exchangers (New York, California, Switzerland, Martha's Vineyard)
We lived a year in New-Zealand in 2008-2009, 6 months in a house swap.
We can let you use a lot of our outdoor equipment.
To learn more, here are some of our picks in our region:
Musée des Beaux-Arts: http://www.mnbaq.org
Musée de la civilisation: http://www.mcq.org/index_fr.php
Musée de l'Amérique Française: http://www.mcq.org/fr/maf/
Musée des Ursulines: http://www.museedesursulines.com
http://www.lemassif.com (also luge which is great fun!)
http://mont-sainte-anne.com (also cross-country ski, mountain bike, hiking, snowshoeing and dog sleigh)
Mont du lac des cygnes
Station touristique Duschesnay
For those of you who would like to travel more with our home as base camp:
Montreal 2 1/2 h (car)
Ottawa 4h30 (car) 1h15 (plane) ( train possible also)
Toronto 7h45 (car) 1h30 (plane) (train possible also)
Boston 6h00 (car) (plane 4h depending on correspondance)
New-York 8h30 (car ) 1h35 (plane)
Old Orchard (Maine , beach) 5h30 (car)
Cape Cod ( Massachussets, beach) 8h00 (car)