Festival d'été de Québec: 4 things to do with friends

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After several months of waiting, the Festival d'été de Québec (FEQ) is finally on our doorstep! Imagine Dragons, Mariah Carey, Blink-182 and many others will be in town for 10 days of concerts and with such a quality of world-renowned artists, it's hard to miss out on the Festival!

However, how do you care in Quebec between the shows of your favorite artists? Outgo thinks of you and offers you its top 4 activities to do with friends (or family!) during the Festival d'été de Québec.

Enjoy a gourmet lunch in Quebec City

festival ete quebec feq Profiter d'un lunch gastronomique à Québec

What could be better than having lunch with friends before going to a concert? Not much! Located close to the sites of the Festival d'été de Québec, the MC Lounge's festive brunch at Château Bonne Entente offers a brand new brunch formula on Saturdays and Sundays. Sharing dishes, Champagnes, cocktails and music are an integral part of the experience offered. In addition to the sweet and savoury pancake bar, take one (or more!) glass of wine or bubbles, all offered at will!

Don't want to brunch? Try the VIP lunch at Bistro B. by chef François Blais! In a trendy and relaxed atmosphere, you will have the chance to taste the best of the reinvented French cuisine. For only $55, get 2 glasses of beer to choose from, 2 starters, 2 main courses, desserts, tea and coffee. Not bad for a simple pre-show meal!

Tour Île d'Orléans during the Quebec Summer Festival

festival ete quebec feq Faire le tour de l'île d'Orléans

10 days of continuous music is a lot! If the need to take a break from the Festival d'été de Québec is felt, go on an adventure and explore the borders of Île d'Orléans with Québec Aventure Tours. With these 5 tours located less than 15 minutes from downtown Quebec City, Île d'Orléans is the perfect place to relax in the middle of the festival.

Whether in single or tandem bikes, electric bikesor in scooters, Québec Aventure Tours, will offer you the best vehicle to suit your needs in order to enjoy every moment spent on the island. Do you want to travel like you've never done before?

In addition to the services of Québec Aventure Tours, Quatre Natures offers you the chance to rent an electric fatbike and explore the picturesque landscapes of the island. Not bad if traditional frames don't suit you!

In addition, the various activities and shops on the island will keep you entertained during your trip. Want to drink a drink? The Vignoble Sainte-Pétronille and the microbrewery of Île d'Orléans will quench your thirst! Maybe the sweet tooth? Stop at the Belgian chocolate factory on Île d'Orléans. Not difficult to find shoe at his foot in the bucolic scenery of the island.

Visit to the Musée de la civilisation de Québec

festival ete quebec feq Visite au musée de la civilisation de Québec

A must-have for families since 1988 and close to the festival sites, the Musée de la civilisation de Québecis a classic that is not banal for tourists from Old Quebec. In addition to the permanent exhibitions on the history of the province, come and admire the temporary exhibitions of the summer! Venenum, a poisoned world will introduce you to the fascinating world of poisons and their roles in history, culture, science, religion, medicine, and even crime!

Complete your visit with Curiosity of the Natural World, a fascinating exhibition that will transport you through the ages and the advancement of the natural sciences. Saber-toothed tiger skeleton, Mars meteorite, Charles Darwin handwritten page and cat mummy: These curious treasures from the private collection of the British Museum of Natural History, will be present in Quebec City until September 15.

Feast at the after-feq evenings of the Quebec Armoury

festival ete quebec feq Festoyer aux soirées After-FEQ du manège militaire de Québec

Introduced in 2018, the after-feq evenings at the Armoury are really becoming a must at the Festival d'été de Québec. As soon as the last reminder of the concert on the plains, head to the Armoury for an unrivaled night experience!

Open until the early hours of the morning, the newly renovated property can accommodate up to 1000 people wishing to continue the festivities after the concerts. Busty and the Bass, The Box, Alaclair Ensemble and several artists to discover will enliven the evening and make you spend the best of stays in the capital.

If the late hour discourages you and you still want to visit the ride, Radio-Canada, in partnership with the Department of Culture, Heritage and International Relations of Quebec City, will offer intimate meetings with Festival artists before the concerts of the Plains. Interviews will also be available for rebroadcast on the CBC website.

And you? How will you spend your days before the concert of your beloved artists? What is your unforgettable moment of the last editions of the Festival? Share it with us as a comment and share your suggestions!

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