Québec City - So Europe. So Close.

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Québec - City and Area

Ahhh, Québec City... it's like Europe, just around the corner.

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Old Québec

With a history that stretches back to 1608, Québec City has a story to tell. Old Québec, which appears on UNESCO’s World Heritage List, is the cradle of French civilization in North America. The only fortified district north of Mexico, Québec City unfolds its history through charming cobblestone alleyways, fortifications and old quarters.

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Petit Champlain

Reminiscent of New France, Petit Champlain’s narrow pedestrian streets are a delight for history buffs. Whether you want to sit on a terrace or shop for local handicrafts and artwork, you will love the romance that North America’s oldest commercial street exudes.

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Festival d’été de Québec

Picture a modern, yet historic city taken over by Canada’s largest outdoor music festival event, the Festival d’été de Québec. Every year, Québec City’s historic district pulsates with open-air shows, an uninterrupted parade of decibels and special effects from concerts by international superstars and top new talent.

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Fresque des Québécois

A major component of the city’s urban heritage, this masterpiece recounts the story of Québec City, weaving in visual allusions to its unique architecture and fortifications and its larger-than-life personalities.

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Montmorency Falls

Located just a few minutes from Québec City, Montmorency Falls Park is one of the province’s most spectacular sites. Admire the splendour and power of these impressive 272-foot-high waterfalls from the cable car, the suspension bridge or one of the many lookout points.

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Historic & Lively

When old and new come together, it creates enough sparks to light up an entire city. Cobblestone streets, horse-drawn carriages and European specialty food stores form a striking bridge from historic past to captivating present.


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Fortifications

An amazing 4.6 km of walkable stone walls surrounding Old Québec

Fortifications

The fortifications surrounding Old Québec are close to 4.6 km in length. Take a guided tour to admire the views and learn about the defence system of North America's only remaining fortified city. Visit the Frontenac kiosk on Dufferin Terrace as well as Artillery Park near the Saint-Jean Gate.


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Notre-Dame de Québec Basilica-Cathedral

National historic site

Notre-Dame de Québec Basilica-Cathedral

In the same location since 1647, the cathedral was expanded, bombed, burnt down, rebuilt and finally labelled a Canadian national historic site for its architectural value. Visit this historic site to see many pieces of art and the resting places of prominent historical figures.


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Fairmont Le Château Frontenac

Architectural icon

Fairmont Le Château Frontenac

Located in Old Québec, the world’s most photographed hotel provides a breathtaking view of the St. Lawrence River and the fortified city. With its 611 beautifully furnished rooms and suites, three restaurants and fitness centre, the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac offers a luxurious stay.

Cozy & Romantic

Petit Champlain

Experience the romance of New France the way you’ve always imagined it: Stroll hand in hand along the narrow cobblestone streets, with historic buildings and monuments at every turn, and an unmistakable European charm emanating from every neighbourhood bistro and café.

Bordeaux Fête le vin

It’s called Bordeaux fête le vin à Québec, and it’s a celebration of fine wine on the shores of the St. Lawrence River that will make you think you’re in Bordeaux admiring the Garonne. From August 27 – 30, meet world-renowned wine producers and taste the exquisite fruits of their labour, all without the slightest pretence. A wine festival that raises its glass to you.

Le Petit Cochon Dingue

This traditional pastry shop offers some of the best desserts, as well as freshly made sandwiches, meals to go and arguably the best coffee in town. Upstairs dining room. Eat in or take out. Beautiful patio.

Funicular

The funicular provides a direct link between Dufferin Terrace and Quartier Petit Champlain, Place-Royale and the Old Port. See the St. Lawrence River and Lower Town from an interesting vantage point as you travel up or down the cliff face at a 45-degree angle.

Art galleries

The historical Old Port district features many art galleries showcasing the works of Québec artists and Inuit sculptors, as well boutiques specializing in leather clothing and furs.

Trendy & Urban

Four centuries of joie de vivre have taught us a thing or two about breaking new cultural ground. Hence the new generation of chefs, artists and designers busily chronicling the next chapter in the city’s cultural narrative.

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Le Cercle

Delicious food in a festive atmosphere

Le Cercle

Le Cercle combines culinary expertise and artistic sensibility to help you fully experience the rejuvenated Saint-Roch district. Enjoy a meal and a glass of privately imported wine in a festive atmosphere. The restaurant's renowned cultural program defines and shapes the Le Cercle signature.


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Shopping

Chic boutiques with affordable clothing, shoes and gifts

Shopping

The more contemporary setting of the new Saint-Roch district is worth a visit, with its hip designer boutiques on Saint-Joseph Street. Nouvo Saint-Roch features unique, modern and avant-garde stores. Here you’ll find luxury boutiques, cooking items, and stores for gourmet food lovers.


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Major Musical Events

The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Metallica, Madonna…

Major Musical Events

This summer Québec City is rock and roll central, with live outdoor shows on the Plains of Abraham or indoors at the Colisée Pepsi and Centre Vidéotron. The star studded line-up includes: The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Metallica, Foo Fighters, Nickelback, Deep Purple, AC/DC, The Doobie Brothers and Boston. Party on, indeed!


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La Korrigane Brasserie Artisanale

Cozy brew pub

La Korrigane Brasserie Artisanale

Located in the bustling Saint-Roch neighbourhood, Korrigane's good reputation is based on brewing high-quality beer the old-fashioned way. This bistro/brewery is a popular place to socialize. It offers meals prepared mainly with local and seasonal products.

Artistic & Cultural

Fresque des Québécois

This breathtaking mural recounts the story of Québec City, weaving in visual allusions to its unique architecture and fortifications, and its larger-than-life personalities. Look closely at the building's windows: you'll see some 15 historic figures and nearly a dozen of Québec's leading writers and artists.

Antique shops

You can take a walk through yesteryear by visiting the numerous antique dealers along Saint-Paul Street. Experience the charm of this relaxing, pedestrian-friendly district.

Musée de la civilisation

Discover a unique and entertaining museum in Québec City, where the focus is on participation and interaction. Take a fresh look at local culture and other societies. More than ten exhibitions and multiple activities await the whole family.

St. Lawrence River

What first surprises visitors in Québec City is the sheer number of wonderful vistas of the St. Lawrence River. Truly part of the city’s DNA, the river carries raw materials, locals traveling from shore to shore, and tourists the world over to the lively port area.

L’Échaudé

Dine where residents in the know like to eat. For 30 years, L'Échaudé has been the cornerstone of fine dining in the Old Port. The relaxed ambience, attentive staff and first-rate wine list complement the restaurant's savory bistro cuisine, which has received many rave reviews.

Natural & Nearby

With nature at your doorstep, you can enjoy a hike, bike ride or a simple stroll along the Plains of Abraham. And adrenaline junkies will appreciate the nearby kayaking, mountain biking and white water rafting.


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Plains of Abraham

A 108-acre park in the heart of the city

Plains of Abraham

The Plains of Abraham are the site of a historical battle between the British and French armies and are now recognized as one of the most prestigious urban parks in the world.


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Parc de la Chute-Montmorency

A breathtaking waterfall 272 feet high

Parc de la Chute-Montmorency

Beautiful Montmorency Falls Park is just a few minutes from Québec City. You can admire the view from the cable car, suspended bridge, stairs climbing up the side of the cliff, or the many lookout points throughout the site linked by a series of footpaths. Open year-round.


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Vallée Bras-du-nord

Vast mountains and deep valleys

Vallée Bras-du-nord

Visitors may choose from a wide range of outdoor activities: hiking (80 km/48 miles of marked trails with cabins and yurts in the mountain), biking (100 km/62 miles of marked trails) and canyoning, as well as canoeing or kayaking for the entire family. A diamond in the rough, so to speak!


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Canyon Sainte-Anne

Giant ziplines and via ferratas

Canyon Sainte-Anne

Explore a breathtakingly high canyon carved into the rock by the powerful Sainte-Anne Falls. Cross three suspension bridges, one of which is among the highest in Québec, hanging some 60 m above the gorge! Winner of top Attractions Canada honours. The perfect place to spend time outdoors!

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