Winter in Québec: chill out in the ‘Europe of North America’



The first thing that strikes you when arrive in Québec is the dual language: most people in this east Canadian city speak French. This version of French, however, has a distinctive North American twang, with clunkily accentuated Rs and slack pronunciation that reflects the Canadian-French attitude: relaxed, unpretentious and welcoming.
The law across Québec province states that adverts and signs must only be in French - an admirable attempt to keep the language alive. But this culture is all ruddy cheeks and burgers, rather than French-style chic and haute cuisine, with a contagious zest... read more

 
13 March 2018 in Auto, Views: 57
Source: The Week
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