The cradle of French North America, Quebec City has been recognized as a “World Heritage Jewel” by UNESCO. Located on the shores of the St. Lawrence River, the “Old Capital” is like a condensed Europe with an exceptional charm.
The only fortified city in North America, founded in 1608 by Samuel de Champlain, Quebec City has a European flair inherited from its French colonists, and from British colonists after the famous battle of the Plains of Abraham in 1759. This tourist destination offers several attractions to its visitors, such as the Château Frontenac, the Place-Royale, the Battlefield Park as well as major events like the Festival d’été de Québec or the Québec Winter Carnival.
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Founded in the 12th century on a peninsula, Saint-Malo is one of France’s major port cities. Located in Britanny, it’s the birth place of the famous navigator Jacques Cartier. Rich in historical heritage, it is known for its Malouinières, spacious country houses that show the wealth of the shipowners of old.
If you go to Saint-Malo, several museums, parks and gardens are must-sees, but don’t forget to visit the city walls that resisted the 1944 bombardments which destroyed 80% of the city.
Saint-Malo is Europeans’ preferred French destination and is one of Brittany’s most visited cities.
Moreover, Saint-Malo offers several restaurants, hotels and activities for people of all horizons.
For more information, visit the Office du Tourisme de Saint-Malo website (French only).
How to access the Transat Village
The core of the Transat activities will take place near Quebec City’s Port and Louise Basin. This site is frequently visited by locals and tourists alike. An Exhibitors’ Village, with tents and animation, will be deployed onsite from July 14 to July 22, 2012.