Tag Archives: Quebec City

La Ribambelle

La Ribambelle (lah rih-bam-bell) is a slangy word that means “a great quantity.” There’s a great quantity of Kusmi tea in the photo that I took in the Épicerie Européenne in Quebec City. Kusmi tea was founded in Russia, but … Continue reading

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Grelotter

Grelotter (greh-lot-ay) means “to shiver.” Now that it is December, colder temperatures are the norm. So is shivering, unfortunately. As a Canadian, I’ve had my share of cold winters. One of the times that I was coldest was during a … Continue reading

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Marché du Vieux Port

On the trip to Quebec with my parents, we ate a lot of very nice meals – always one of travel’s chief joys.  One of the most enjoyable meals was also the simplest. We had gone to admire the Marché … Continue reading

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Une auberge

For the trip I took to Quebec City in June, I stayed at the Auberge Place d’Armes (24 rue Sainte-Anne). As I was traveling with my parents for a special occasion, I wanted a suite that would accommodate the three … Continue reading

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Savon

Candeur : Savonettes et produits de bain, located at 1187 rue Saint-Paul, is a charming savonnerie, or “soap maker”  near the old port of Quebec City. Savon (savohn) means “soap” and savonette  means “little soap.”  The artisanal soaps are made of goat’s milk and infused … Continue reading

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Depuis

Touring Quebec City is somewhat strenuous. If you aren’t going up a hill, you’re coming down one. The perfect place for a little pause in all that exercise is La Maison Smith, on the Place Royale, at 23 rue Notre-Dame, … Continue reading

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Cuir de vachette

Today I’m going to return to a theme that I set aside for the past couple of months – some recommendations for what you might enjoy in the lovely city of Quebec. m0851 is a store whose simple, industrial-chic interiors echo the … Continue reading

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