Brocante Casa: This cute little Knowlton shop on the outskirts of the village offers an interesting selection at very reasonable prices. The women who run it are very sweet. A favourite of out-of-towners and locals. Rating: Awesome. Last visited: regularly. Address: 544 Knowlton Rd., Knowlton, Qc., tel.: 450-242-2643.

Le Grand Duc Heritage Expo & Gallery: This beautiful century-old farmhouse in the Missisquoi Valley in South Bolton is a mecca of country art. It includes a workshop and exhibit space for rustic and artisanal furniture and crafts. Courses are offered in traditional furniture-making, decorative painting, dry flower arrangement and the art of stencilling. There's also an art gallery and B&B, plus you can sign up for a regular newsletter devoted to folk art. Address: 669 Route 243, South Bolton, Qc., email:

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