Clinton family to take over Manoir Hovey in Quebec's Eastern Townships
Family was invited to the Townships by bestselling local author Louise Penny
The tiny village of North Hatley in Quebec's Eastern Townships will play host to a high-profile political family from across the border starting this weekend.
Former U.S. president Bill Clinton, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, their daughter Chelsea and their two grandchildren are planning to stay at Manoir Hovey, sources tell Radio-Canada.
The Clintons were invited to the Townships by bestselling author Louise Penny, who lives in Knowlton. Hillary Clinton has repeatedly mentioned being a fan of Penny's Inspector Gamache series, which follows a Sûreté du Québec detective.
"As you might have heard, President and Secretary Clinton, along with family and dear friends, will be visiting Quebec's Eastern Township in mid-August, as my guests, on a brief private getaway," Penny said Wednesday in a statement to CBC News.
"They'll be exploring the beautiful area, enjoying the sights, and most of all, relaxing."
The Clintons are expected to arrive at the exclusive Manoir Hovey resort on Sunday and stay until Aug. 19. They will be housed in one of the suites away from the main building.
Manoir Hovey recently placed 19th on a list of the world's finest hotels by Travel & Leisure Magazine.
It is accustomed to receiving high-profile guests. In 2003, then-French president Jacques Chirac visited with his wife.
Hillary Clinton's memoir What Happened, which details her failed presidential bid, is due out Sept. 12.