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Danielle Themens
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Quebec city

"Rendez-vous" with history

Experience the European charm of the first French settlement in North America. With its architecture, its pedestrian streets and its fortifications, unique in North America, the Québec region offers unequalled historical and cultural heritage. A visit to the Plains of Abraham and Old-Québec, a UNESCO World Heritage City, will help you discover almost 400 years of history. While its shows, theatres and festivals will put you in a very celebratory mood!

Watch out, or you may fall under Québec City's spell-the only fortified city in North America! As you explore the winding side streets, on foot or in a horse-drawn carriage, the romance of the city will enrapture you. Curious about the past of this historical city? Stroll through its oldest neighbourhoods, like Petit Champlain, Place-Royale and the Old Port. Even though this capital city is steeped in history, the year-round activities are truly up to date: world-class winter carnival and summer festival, theatre, exhibitions...

Place-Royale in Québec City was the birthplace of French civilization in North America and is also one of the oldest inhabited areas on the continent. Samuel de Champlain built the first permanent establishment of New France at Place-Royale. The bust of King Louis XIV, erected in 1686, was the inspiration for the site's name. This section of the lower town features, among others, Notre-Dame, Saint-Pierre and Sous-le-Fort streets and Finlay market.

While the vast array of activities in our region will give you an appetite, the gastronomic wealth of over a thousand restaurants will give you a taste of Quebecois' conviviality. From maple products eaten in a sugar shack to fantastic meals savored in an XVIII-century residence, the Québec region is a veritable gourmet circuit!

It is said that the Château Frontenac is the most photographed hotel in the world. This proud and majestic building, an internationally renown symbol of Québec City, celebrated its hundredth anniversary in 1993. Right beside the Château is the Dufferin Terrace, which offers a magnificent view of the St. Lawrence River and the surrounding area. A funicular allowing visitors to quickly reach the Quartier Petit-Champlain and Place-Royale can be found at the easternmost point of the Terrace.

Perched atop cap Diamant, surveying the St. Lawrence River, Québec City is one of the landmarks of North American history.

Samuel de Champlain saw the potential of this natural citadel, and founded a fur-trading post here in 1608. As religious institutions and government buildings sprang up within the fortifications of the Upper Town, merchants and craftsmen settled in the Lower Town alongside the River. Québec City was a valuable prize sought after many times in the wars of the 17th and 18th centuries. When it finally fell to the English in 1759, New France became a British colony.

Wonders on the Capital's door step
Wonders on the Capital's door step
The outskirts of Québec City are simply enchanting. In just a few minutes, you could find yourself deep in the countryside or in the heart of one of the large natural parks. The Chute Montmorency alone (83 m / 272 ft. high) is a magnificent waterfall well worth the detour. Characterized by abrupt dips in the landscape, the Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier is sure to leave you speechless. Venture through the marshes at the Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area to observe up close 300 species of birds, including the tens of thousands of snow geese that visit twice a year, in the spring and fall. This region is a sports lover's paradise both in summer and winter, with spectacular golf courses and majestic ski slopes like Mont Sainte-Anne and Stoneham.