Everyone dreams about going on a European adventure. However, the cost of backpacking around Europe can be expensive when you factor in the price of flights, accommodations, and meals. So, until you're able to save enough money to explore Europe, there is no reason why you can't enjoy the sights closer to home. To help you get into some major European vibes, we've gathered up a list of places in Quebec that look like Europe.

Most travel books will praise how Quebec City feels just like Europe with its cobbled streets, charming old-world buildings, and towering Chateau. However, there are plenty of less popular locations and events in Quebec that you can visit to get your European fix, too.

For example, if you long to stroll the famous purple fields of blooming lavenders in Provence, France, you can visit La Maison Lavande. There, you can see beautiful purple blossoms just like in Provence, and it's only a short drive away. Meanwhile, if you've been dreaming to head to Italy to visit the incredible vineyards, you can visit Quebec's oldest vineyard instead.

There are also plenty of festivals and events that you'll want to check out. Two events you can't miss are the German Christmas Market in Quebec City and the stunning Laval Tulip Festival that will make you feel like you're in the Netherlands.

Here are 11 places in Quebec that will make you feel like you're in Europe:

Vignoble Domaine des Côtes d'Ardoise

Address: 879 Bruce St., Dunham, QC

Why You Need To Go: This is the oldest operating vineyard in Quebec, and will make you feel like you're exploring Europe's famous vineyards.

Saint Benedict Abbey

Address: 1 Principale Rd., Saint-Benoit-du-Lac, QC

Why You Need To Go: This grand abbey looks like it belongs in Europe. Today, several cloistered monks still live here, and you can visit and buy some delicious apple cider and cheese.

German Christmas Market

When: November 22 - December 23, 2019

Address: Multiple locations in Quebec City

Why You Need To Go: You don't need to fly to Germany to experience an authentic German Christmas market. 

Laval Tulip Festival

Address: 1270 Rue Principale, Laval, QC

Why You Need To Go: Strolling through the giant field of colourful tulips, you'll feel like you're in the Netherlands. The festival happens in spring every year.

Square-Victoria Station

Address: Square-Victoria Station, Montreal, QC

Why You Need To Go: At this metro station in Montreal, you can find an authentic metro sign from Paris, France.

Le Nordik Spa-Nature

Address: 16 Chemin Nordik, Chelsea, QC

Why You Need To Go: It's easy to imagine you're in Northern Europe while you soak at the large hot springs at this spa.

Crew Collective & Café

Address: 360 St Jacques St., Montreal, QC

Why You Need To Go: This cafe has ornate Cathedral-style ceilings that will look similar to those found in European castles and churches.

La Maison Lavande

Address: 902 Chemin Fresnière, Saint-Eustache, QC 

Why You Need To Go: You don't need to fly all the way to Provence, France to see blooming fields of lavender.

Morrin Centre

Address: 44 Chaussee des Ecossais, Quebec City, QC

Why You Need To Go: Inside this gorgeous building, you'll find a dreamy old-world library.

La Croissanterie Figaro

Address:  5200 Hutchison St., Outremont, QC

Why You Need To Go: You'll feel like you're France when you try their delicious croissants.

Havre Aubert Island

Address: Havre Aubert Island, QC

Why You Need To Go: The beautiful coastline of this island resembles those you'd find in Ireland.

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