Times readers' underrated destinations of the world
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Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada( Margo Pfeiff )
Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada
The Charlevoix region of Quebec province, east of Quebec City, is beautiful, rural French countryside along the St. Lawrence River. There is great scenery, excellent hiking, fabulous food, agri-tourism (such as emu and duck farms) an art colony, music conservatory and Parc national des Hautes-Gorges. In La Malbaie, the Musée de Charlevoix is nice. There's also a large, historic Fairmont Hotel. The area is not crowded with tourists. Although not much English is spoken in the area, we didn't find that to be a hindrance.
-- Deborah Heyman, Irvine