Le français d'abord!
July 5, 2012 - Bell Stage on the Plains of Abraham at 9 pm
Twenty francophone artists from Quebec, France, the United States and
Africa will take to the stage to share their love of French on the
opening night of the 45th annual Festival d’été de Québec. Comedians
Stephane Rousseau and Claudia Tagbo will host the evening, which will
feature Angélique Kidjo, Cali, Chimène Badi, Christophe Willem, Claude
Dubois, Dany Brillant, Luck Mervil, brothers Hamdi and Nacash Benani,
Gilbert Montagné, Reda Taliani, Grand Corps Malade, H'Sao, Isabelle
Boulay, Lynda Lemay, Marie-Josée Lord, Marie-Mai and Zachary Richard.
July 7, 2012 - Bell Stage on the Plains of
Abraham at 9:30 pm
Lionel Richie lights up crowds of enthusiastic fans after 40
illustrious years in the entertainment business. He will present his
album Tuskegee, featuring country music versions of his greatest hits.
July 6, 2012 - Bell Stage on the Plains of Abraham at 9:45 pm
Party rock on the Plains! The popular American duo LMFAO, formed in
2006, celebrates with a full troupe. More than a dozen musicians will
be on hand to recreate the sound of this irreverent electro-pop band.
July 8, 2012 - Bell Stage on the Plains of Abraham at 7:30 pm
The five members of the eclectic band Misteur Valaire will get the
audience dancing. Liquid (Bran Van 3000), Fanny Bloom (La Patère Rose)
and Beni bbq will also perform in this concert.
July 8, 2012 - Bell Stage on the Plains of Abraham at 9:30 pm
One of Quebec's most beloved pop stars remains as popular as the early
days of his career, which took off in 1983. Jean Leloup will play tunes
from his vast repertoire, which includes hits like Alger, Isabelle,
L'amour est sans pitié, Cookie, Le monde est à pleurer, I Lost My Baby,
La vallée des réputations, and others.
July 9, 2012 - Bell Stage on the Plains of
Abraham at 9 pm
The duration of Bon Jovi's career challenges pop rock longevity records
and allowed the band to sell 130 million albums worldwide. Fans won't
be able to resist the sounds of their classic hits that have been
floating on radio waves for 30 years.
July 10, 2012 - Bell Stage on the Plains of Abraham at 9:35 pm
French superstar Johnny Hallyday will play at the 45th edition of the
Festival d’été de Québec. For this exclusive Canadian performance,
Johnny Hallyday will think big: video projections, an 11-musician
orchestra, and three backup singers for a two hour review of his
Our Lady Peace
July 12, 2012 - Bell Stage on the Plains of Abraham at 8:05 pm
Our Lady Peace is 20 years old this year, and will present its eighth
album, Curve. This alternative rock quartet from Toronto has continued
to build success since the release of their first album, Naveed, in
July 12, 2012 - Bell Stage on the Plains of Abraham at 9:35 pm
A phenomenon and a force of nature: Aerosmith remains unique among the
elite of rock bands still active after their induction into the Rock
and Roll Hall of Fame. As immortals of cool, innovative rock and roll,
these indefatigable pioneers will rock the Plains of Abraham.
July 13, 2012 - Bell Stage on the Plains of Abraham at 9:30 pm
Sarah McLachlan will take a break from her North American symphonic
tour to play one concert with her band at the Festival d’été de Québec.
This Canadian singer will carry the crowd with ballads like Angel,
Building a Mystery, Adia, Sweet Surrender and I Will Remember you.
Laurie Raphaël restaurant pays tribute to Quebec, with a menu featuring
local terroir cuisine, and a decor created by Quebec artisans. In a
contemporary setting, guests enjoy cuisine that is both avant-garde and
comforting. Menu offerings include Atlantic halibut, sweetbreads and
Info: 117 Dalhousie, Quebec City I laurieraphael.com
Located in the heart of the Old Port district in Quebec City, Toast
restaurant is housed in Hotel Le Priori. It serves French and Italian
style cuisine, enhanced by aromas and flavours from elsewhere, like
Argentina, Brazil and Chile. The restaurant has a large enclosed
courtyard garden with a summer terrace which is heated and sheltered
from inclement weather. A private room is also available for evening
meals with space to seat up to 20 people.
Info: 17 Sault-au-Matelot, Quebec City I restauranttoast.com
Château Bonne Entente
The Château Bonne Entente, a five-star hotel serving four-diamond
cuisine, has 163 units offering comfort and a relaxing atmosphere. The
site, located 15 minutes from Old Quebec, will delight guests with its
swimming pool and two jacuzzis open year round. An Amerispa health
centre and an exclusive partnership with a golf club, La Tempête, make
this a very popular destination for tourists.
Info: 3400 Ste-Foy Road, Quebec City I chateaubonneentente.com
Hôtel Pur is located in downtown Quebec City, near the Old City and its
attractions. The hotel offers rooms with views of downtown in a sleek
and sophisticated decor. The hotel offers many services to meet the
needs of the modern traveler, including spacious rooms, the largest
indoor pool of all the hotels in Quebec City, a 24 hour fitness
training room, and indoor parking with valet service.
Info: 395 de la Couronne Street, Quebec City I hotelpur.ca