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5 Reasons to Plan a Getaway for the Last Weekend in November

Credit: Cirque du Soleil

Who said November has to be boring? With the holiday season right around the corner, there are lots of reasons to get away to Québec City: fewer lineups, better deals on accommodation since it’s generally slower around this time, and enchanting districts already lit up for Christmas. This year, there are some extra perks for visitors to Québec City during the American Thanksgiving long weekend. Here are 5 reasons to make the trip: 

1 See Cirque du Soleil’s “Ovo”

The legendary circus company’s 25th show is a fun-filled journey into the world of insects. Watch as the bugs work, play, fight, and woo each other in a whirlwind of explosive energy and movement. It’s a colourful immersive experience that will dazzle the whole family. Ovo plays at the Videotron Center November 23–27, 2016.

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2 Bask in the Magical Glow of the German Christmas Market

With quaint wooden stalls and a multitude of lights, this German-inspired Christmas Market illuminates the Old City for the holiday season and adds even more European charm. It’s the perfect place to enjoy mouthwatering German treats and do a bit of Christmas shopping.

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German Christmas Market Credit: German Christmas Market Zoom

3 Speaking of Christmas Shopping…

Save yourself the last-minute stress by doing your Christmas shopping before December hits! From big city malls to charming shopping streets, you’ll find something for everyone on your list while enjoying the Black Friday deals. By the end of November, the Petit Champlain district is dressed in its Holiday best. The narrow streets and historical architecture bring the city’s past to life and make any shopping session magical.

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Quartier Petit Champlain Credit: Quartier Petit Champlain Zoom

4 Discover the Works of a Master of Modern Art

Pierre Bonnard, La couleur radieuse is the first international exhibition to be mounted in the new pavilion at Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec. If you needed another reason to visit the museum’s splendid new contemporary wing, this is it.

Exposition Pierre Bonnard Credit: MNBAQ Zoom

5 Travel to the World’s Most Incredible Libraries

Take a trip through 10 of the world’s most stunning libraries on an immersive 360o experience. Presented at Musée de la civilisation, The Library at Night is a virtual exhibition designed by multidisciplinary artist Robert Lepage.

Bibliothèque, la nuit Credit: Stéphane Bourgeois Zoom

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