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The purpose of its creation is precisely to exchange travel tips with friends of the page, the different ‘tips’  we collected through our travels, share experiences, make known places through photographs, in short, everything that could be useful to those planning a trip.
When you go to an agency, we haven’t generally all the time we’d want to ask all to the agent; if you are looking on the net, it is not sure that all what they say is what we will really find at the destination so what is better than our own testimonies?
We  have people with experience in the field to whom we can ask our questions, small local businesses who would like to be known, bed and breakfast, hotels, guest houses, apartments everywhere and we could organize trips, group trips,  tours, etc.
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Baie-Saint-Paul, Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada

Baie-Saint-Paul is a town located in the regional county municipality of Charlevoix, in the National Capital administrative region, in Quebec, Canada. It is located at the mouth of the Gouffre River in the St. Lawrence River. Its agglomeration extends on both banks of the river, opposite the Coudres Island. The city attracts many tourists who love the landscapes of the region and the art galleries which are mainly located on St-Jean-Baptiste Street. Several artists have settled there and you can also find stores that sell their art and other shops dedicated to the sale of handicrafts (soap, honey, wines, etc.). There is the Baie-Saint-Paul Museum of Contemporary Art which presents various exhibitions throughout the year.

Tips

If you spend a few days of vacation in the region, you will find several interesting activities. In winter, for example, there is the Le Massif ski resort. You will also find two national parks within a 50 km radius; that of Hautes-Gorges-de-la Rivière-Malbaie and that of Grands-Jardins.

If you go to Baie St-Paul in July or August, you could take a guided tour through the crater of Charlevoix, organized by a scientific organization. Out of season, visits are possible only on request.

Find out about all the producers who sell directly to the public, some of them also offer an explanation of their production as well as the tasting.

Carnival of Guadeloupe, West Indies

One of the most important festivals in the West Indies is the carnival of Guadeloupe which takes place for about two weeks and can go up to 4 weeks; but the most important days go from Fat Sunday to the day after Fat Tuesday, or Ash Wednesday. With European origins, this festival has taken place more and more in the West Indian culture and has settled. During this period, there are several events that take place like singing and dancing competitions, costume parades and of course the election of the queen. The most important events take place in Basse-Terre where the public accompanies the musicians, dancers and participants costumed through the streets of the city with the rhythm of the drums. The iconic Carnival character, King Vaval (abreviation of Carnival in Creole), is cremated on Ash Wednesday, ending the festivity and the crowd dresses in black and white for the occasion.

Tips

If you visit Basse-Terre during a ship stop before the carnival, you can usually see some participants who practice for carnival parade during the day in the city center (especially on weekends). This is a good opportunity to know a little about this festivity.

Two or three weeks before the big festivity, you can also attend group parades on Sunday from 17:00.

Mont Tremblant, Laurentians, Quebec, Canada

Mont Tremblant is a Quebec town in the Laurentians. The city is dominated by Mont-Tremblant (875m) that gives its name, being one of the highest peaks in southern Quebec. This is a tourist town with many ski centers and many golf courses even a casino. You will also find many shops, cafes, restaurants and bars. Despite economic growth, the citizens and the city administration want to live in harmony with nature and want the territory remains in its wild state. It is a place to visit all year long, every season has its charm and its activities.

Tips

If you want to know the most beautiful views and the secrets of the city, enjoy the free guided tour, available daily.
If you like a holiday with activities for all tastes, you have a choice of hotels that offer activities for the whole family or for couples. Pool, spa, golf, anything is possible. There are even hotels with excellent optional catering.
If you like walking hiking, you are at the perfect place with 11 trails, 1 to 9 km (return).
To get to the casino, you can take the gondola Casino Express and the free shuttle.
For a nice relaxing you will also find a center with Finnish sauna, Norwegian steam bath, river swimming, solarium, massage, etc.