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2 May 2013

Québec House in Saint-Malo: discovering Québec!

Québec House in Saint-Malo is once again inviting Saint-Malo residents and tourists on a journey to discover Québec culture from May 1 to August 31. Films, literary discussions, concerts, theatre, dance, lectures and comedy are all part of the activities scheduled throughout the summer to enable visitors to enjoy Québec’s new talent.

Québec films in Saint-Malo

Québec House offers an excursion into Québec’s cinematic arts every Thursday evening between May 3 and July 5 with screenings of films selected from among the best in recent years. On the program: The Salesman (Le vendeur), Ladies in Blue (Les Dames en bleu), For the Love of God (Pour l’Amour de dieu), Sense of humour (Le Sens de l’humour), Funkytown and Familiar Ground (En Terrains connus).

Amazing Travellers Festival

Québec House is teaming up with the Amazing Travellers Festival again and will open its doors to authors from Québec as well as from French-speaking Belgium. Edem Awumey, Dany Laferrière, Robert Lalonde, Perrine Leblanc, Patrice Lessard and Michel Vézina will read excerpts from their latest works, discuss literary topics and interact with the public during the Québec House cocktail hour.

Québec’s national holiday

The national holiday will be celebrated on June 23 and 24. It includes festivities for young and old with balloons, makeup, local products for sale, a talk by painter André Michel, a tribute to Félix Leclerc and the presentation of a collective creation by Troupe en Suspension.

Young Québec performers’ weekends

After the success of the first edition of young Québec performers’ weekends in 2011, Québec House, in partnership with OFQJ (France-Québec Youth Office), is doing a repeat with a new wave of emerging Québec artists specializing in street theatre, singer/songwriter music, dance, public speaking, and musical performances. To celebrate the arrival of Transat Québec - Saint-Malo, August 3, 4 and 5 will be devoted to young performers from Québec City.

Many other concerts and shows will also take place throughout the summer.

Québec House in Saint-Malo

This historic house and symbol of friendship was made available to the Québec government by the city of Saint-Malo. It serves as a reminder that this port city marks the starting point of Jacques Cartier’s ocean crossing in 1534 and the beginning of the great adventure that would become New France. Québec House was inaugurated in 1984. Each summer, two Québec information officers are on hand to provide tourist information to visitors. Québec House is managed by the Québec Government Office in Paris.

Québec House in Saint-Malo
(in French)
Promotional video
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