I hope no one will be offended by this, but are there [for want of a better phrase] carry-overs from France in QC? I had lunch with friends last weekend , told them I would be going to QC for two weeks this Fall instead of Paris or Nice. They - as I - have never been to QC and asked me questions about finding food imports from France [I have brought back foodie items we don't get where I am in the US - brands/kinds of French chocolates, lentils du Puy, special mustards, etc], if walking with a baguette is a familiar sight, ditto for scarves worn perfectly, and well-behaved dogs everywhere, if Bastille Day is celebrated. Although I've looked at dozens of fabulous photos of QC, I could not answer. One friend has never been abroad and asked if going to QC would feel like a trip to France. This is not to denigrate the culture of QC, she's just afraid of flying. I told her that QC would have its own culture, but then found myself at a loss re describing what that would be. So, other than the familiar photos of the CF and the ice hotel QC will be a lovely unknown adventure for me. Thanks.