Anne Conway, director of the Museum of Work and Culture, addresses participants of a meeting at the museum last Thursday, to discuss the establishment of a Franco Route of New England. (Breeze photo by Lauren Clem)

WOONSOCKET – The city of Woonsocket and other New England cities that share French-Canadian heritage may soon be connected in the region’s first tourism trail focused on French culture.

The Franco Route of New England would connect Woonsocket and Manchester, N.H., Biddeford, Maine, and Lewiston, Maine, in an effort to celebrate the Québécois roots of these communities and share resources and information for residents and visitors to enjoy. According to Museum of Work and Culture Director Anne Conway, the route also has the potential to draw visitors from the north as Quebec natives rediscover their history of migration to New England.

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