France 2021

The 2021 trip to France: we are progressing.

by Charles Fortin (0459)

  We can now confirm that a number of AFA members will walk where Julien Fortin once walked in France on April 2021.

For more than 4 years, Francis Fortin (0313) and I have been working to make this project a special event. Today, we can present you this marvellous projects progress in this latest article.

Details on the trip: we have planned an 11 days trip. We will arrive in France on April 9th, in order to participate to the Association Perche Quebec’s annual gathering, to be held in St-Cosme on April 10th. We will take this opportunity to place a plaque commemorating Julien Fortin’s birth, either at the St-Cosme church or at house where he grew up. After visiting sites of significance to regional Fortins throughout history, we will move on to the Normandie region, where we will especially visit the Normandy Beaches, the United States War Memorial and the Canadian War Memorial. We will also visit significant places linked to our history, such as St-Malo, from where Jacques Cartier left France to discover Canada, and Dieppe from where Julien Fortin left France to settle in Quebec.

The travel agency estimated the cost of this trip at about 4700 CN $. The agency will provide us a more realistic amount once our final itinerary is fixed during the summer of 2020.

This cost will include:

 Les taxes d’aéroport et frais de services

  • Airport fees and services fees
  • Airfare Montreal-Paris and return trip on Air France
  • A guide to escort us on all tourist circuits in France
  • Lodging in 3 stars hotels, 2 persons by room
  • Mandatory hotels and meals taxes and tips
  • Administration fees for credit card payments
  • Fees at the Juno Beach Center and other Normandie landings
  • All breakfasts and most dinners


This package deal will also include several other visits of interesting sites along our itinerary.

The trip is limited to 28 participants. There still are some places available, so if you want to joint us for this vibrant trip, please send us an Email at or call us at: 418-624-0951. We will require your AFA membership number (or that of the second person if you are not a member). First come, first served.

What an unique opportunity for a marvellous experience!