If you're looking for a cheap alternative to flying to Europe for your next vacation, consider one of these very Europesque Quebec towns for a road trip from Montreal.\nThese towns in Quebec all have the charm and character of Europe, without the big flight price tag.\nTake a look and consider one of these for your next Quebec road trip!\nVisit MTLBlog for more headlines.\nI come today bearing the gift of 11 Quebec towns that are perfect for a road trip from Montreal if you're itching to go to Europe on vacation but maybe don't have the budget.\nAs much as I am craving a trip to Europe, I just know it's not in the cards. I'm still paying for the last time I spontaneously decided to fly to Prague and then drive to Croatia - so staying put is kinda my only choice right now.\nThis made me consider the history, culture, architecture and stunning natural landscapes that are abundantly available right here in Quebec. So, I went looking for the oldest towns in Quebec that could potentially give me that taste of the old world, without costing me two months rent.\nIt turns out that there is a lot of really old town in Quebec... like a lot. Narrowing it down was pretty difficult because this list could easily be 50 towns long no problem.\nBut, if you do decide to visit one of these towns, the drive could very well be long enough that you could hit a couple of stops along the way.\nYes, the undeniable downside of travelling around Quebec is that it is essentially the size of all of Europe with far less accessible transit. Getting around without a car to some of these places is... well, forget it. But, if you can make a roadie out of it, you should. Otherwise, you could just fly... although getting to Europe might be the same price.\nNot all of these towns are two days away, though, some are just outside Montreal! So, take a look at these 11 Quebec towns that will make you think you're in Europe upon arrival.\nStanstead\nView this post on Instagram the haskell library + opera house was intentionally built right on the border between Canada and the U.S. so 1/2 of the library is in Quebec and the other 1/2 is in Vermont. A post shared by Rae Dunn. (@raedunn) on Aug 9, 2016 at 3:37pm PDT\nWhere: Cantons de l'Est\nDistance from Montreal: 1 hour & 45 min drive\nWhy you should visit: Stunning homes and neoclassic buildings, like the Haskell Free Library above, which is located smack in the middle of the Quebec/Vermont border.\nTrois-Rivières\nView this post on Instagram #nationalhistoricsite #canada #canada150 #canadaday #explorecanada #summer #roadtrip #travel #tourism #quebec #qc A post shared by Vincent 🌈| Montréal🇨🇦 (@veveordie) on Jul 2, 2017 at 8:56am PDT\nWhere: Mauricie\nDistance from Montreal: 1 hour & 55 min drive\nWhy you should visit: Monasteries, cathedrals and the nearby town of Champlain, one of the oldest settlements in Quebec.\nBeauport\nView this post on Instagram I've been late to wish Happy Thanksgiving due to us getting back from our trip. But since giving thanks can be done all year round, I can list the blessings.....grateful to meet family members new to me, and to also come home and catch up with family close to me. God has been gracious in making all things work together for good. A post shared by Rachel-Ann Nadeau (@konnectphotography) on Oct 15, 2019 at 11:13pm PDT\nWhere: Québec Region\nDistance from Montreal: 3-hour drive\nWhy you should visit: Ok sorry, this is kinda Quebec City, but also better. It is one of the oldest European-founded communities in Canada and makes you feel like you could be on a German river cruise.\nNotre-Dame-du-Portage\nView this post on Instagram De passage à notre-dame-du-portage #cyclotourisme #notre-dame-du-portage A post shared by Dominique Labonte (@gentil_geant01) on Sep 6, 2019 at 10:01am PDT\nWhere: Bas-Saint-Laurent\nDistance from Montreal: 4 hours & 40 min drive\nWhy you should visit: Just as good as cycling in the Balearic seas of Spain, Notre-Dame-du-Portage has beautiful boardwalks, wildlife reserves, and a Catholic church that was built in 1859.\nSaint-Pacôme\nView this post on Instagram A post shared by Jean-Claude Lamarre (@jc_lamarre) on Oct 9, 2019 at 5:12pm PDT\nWhere: Bas-Saint-Laurent\nDistance from Montreal: 4 hours & 15 min drive\nWhy you should visit: Historic architecture and breathtaking landscapes from the foothills will have you feeling like you're in Austria.\nREAD ALSO: 24 Photos That Prove The Montreal Metro Is An Architectural Wonder\nSaint-Michel-de-Bellechasse\nView this post on Instagram L'Église Saint-Michel-de-Bellechasse dans la région de @chaudiere.appalaches date de 1873! C’est un édifice magnifique! The Saint-Michel-de-Bellechasse Church in the region @chaudiere.appalaches dates from 1873! It is a magnificent building! #chaudiereappalaches #eglise #bellechasse #church #quebec #quebecmaritime #quebecbythesea #architecturephotography #statue #quebecoriginal #canada #explorecanada A post shared by Melanie Jean (@melanie_jean_photos) on Sep 6, 2019 at 10:48am PDT\nWhere: Chaudière-Appalaches\nDistance from Montreal: 2 hours & 50 min drive\nWhy you should visit: Chosen as one of the "Most Beautiful Villages Of Quebec," this small rural town looks out at the Saint-Lawrence and Île d'Orléans, replicating towns on the River Loire in France.\nTadoussac\nView this post on Instagram • Tadoussac, le lieu où la magie opère 🐳 J’avoue que la photo n’évoque pas vraiment tout ce que j’ai pu vivre ici. Je vous laisse découvrir ma story à la une du jour 6 pour mieux comprendre 😉 Je vous souhaite une bonne journée et une bonne semaine 😘. Ps : un grand merci pour tous vos messages depuis le début de mon voyage ✨• #MelicotTravels A post shared by Mélanie (@melicot) on Oct 13, 2019 at 10:16pm PDT\nWhere: Côté-Nord\nDistance from Montreal: 6 hours & 10 min drive or 1-hour flight\nWhy you should visit: If you didn't to Iceland before WOW air crash, consider this one hour flight to Tadoussac where you can get a taste of the Nordic life right here in Quebec, complete with whale watching.\nMétis-Sur-Mer\nView this post on Instagram A post shared by Karine Gagné (@kakagagne) on Aug 24, 2019 at 4:48pm PDT\nWhere: Bas-Saint-Laurent\nDistance from Montreal: 6-hour drive or 1 hour 35 min flight\nWhy you should visit: Located on the banks of the Saint-Lawrence river, this riverside town feels like it's essentially seaside on one of the British Isles.\nL’Anse-à-Beaufils\nView this post on Instagram #anseabeaufils #campagne #percé #grange #barn #countryroad #country #fleurs #fleurssauvages #wildflowers #flowers #gaspesiejetaime #gaspesie #gaspésie A post shared by Amélie St-Pierre (@ameliestpierre) on Sep 7, 2019 at 10:05am PDT\nWhere: Gaspésie\nDistance from Montreal: 10 hours & 40-minute drive or ~3-hour flight\nWhy you should visit: A community outside the city of Percé, L'Anse-à-Beaufils looks like a town next to the Cliffs of Moher.\nÎle du Havre-Aubert\nView this post on Instagram La Butte des Demoiselles A post shared by Karen Dahlgren (@karendahlgren) on Oct 12, 2019 at 5:21pm PDT\nWhere: Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine\nDistance from Montreal: ~4-hour flight or 2+ day cruise\nWhy you should visit: These island communities are hard to compare to anywhere else in the world, but you certainly will feel like you're in another world with breathtaking cliffs, rollings hills and historic homes.\nVal-Jalbert\nView this post on Instagram Admirer la beauté de la nature 🍁✨ . Merci @beatrice.larouche pour la si belle journée💗 . . . . #RandoEtYoga #hike #hiking #october #fall #fallhike #yoga #peacefull #gratefull #hikinglover #outdoor #outdoorlover #outdoorenthusiast #yogalover #nature #calm #intention #womenwhohike #womenwhoexplore #chute #falls #jalvalbert #lacsaintjean #explore A post shared by @ mimimaarch_ on Oct 13, 2019 at 2:55pm PDT\nWhere: Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean\nDistance from Montreal: 5-hour drive or 1-hour flight\nWhy you should visit: The Chute Ouiatchouan and surrounding village of Val-Jalbert feel like you're in ancient Bohemia, with stone buildings and beautiful forests.\nSo, clearly, there's no need to fret when it comes to where your next vacation should be.\nMake it an almost-staycation and explore Quebec!