PLACES TO VISIT IN OLD QUÉBEC


This is one of my favorite cities I've ever been to! Dreaming of going to France someday, this made me feel like being closer to my dream. Walking through the streets of Old Quebec hearing people talk Canadian French as their native language, seeing the old buildings designed back then when French civilization cradled them, enjoying the cold weather at night, it got me thinking "I don't want to ever leave this place" - this city stole my heart. 

We had a short stay in Old Quebec, and we made sure we would visit some of the famous tourist spots here. Old Quebec is the only walled city in North America. Yes, literally, this city has walls! Large stoned walls are built during the colonial days. These walls that surround the Old Quebec is declared a UNESCO world heritage site. Well, if you have walls you must have gates,  like the ones we see in the movies of Walt Disney. They also have kalesa which is a plus feels that I live back in the ages. 


Getting there:

We traveled from Montreal going to Old Quebec. The train ride is approximately 3 to 4 hours. It cost us $84 for an economy seat.


Where to stay:

Our place is located within the walls of Old Quebec, since we want every destination to be traveled by foot. We stayed at Hôtel Marie Rollet. This house was built during 1876,  and later on converted to a hotel. It was creepy at first because it is really old, but the interior of our room is very Victorian-ish which is okay.




PLACES THAT WE VISITED IN OLD QUEBEC

1. Fairmont Le Château Frotenac





2.  Basilique-Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Québec




3. Rue Du Petit-Champlain






The Rue Du Petit-Champlain (Petit-Champlain Street) is the oldest commercial street in North America. One stop place for shopping clothes, dining in, drinking beer, and touring around. If you want to eat rabbit meat, there is a restaurant where they cook rabbit meat. I didn't dare to go inside.

4. Place Royale



It is a small plaza in front of a small church. It is a chill place where you can rest after a walk at the Rue de Petit-Champlain. There are also cafes in the area.

5. Porte St-Louis





One of the gates of the fortified walls in Old Quebec. To the left is the entrance of La Citadelle de Québec. Exiting the gate is going to the Hôtel du Parlament.

6. La Citadelle de Queébec










La Citadelle de Québec is located at the top of Cap Diamond. It is the most important British fortress built in North America. This historical site served as the defensive system back in the old times.

OUTSIDE THE WALLS
Modern city awaits


7.  Palais Montecalm


8. Hôtel du Parlament



9. Dinner at Beffroi Steak House


Red wine + Steak = Perfect Combination!






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© Monica Peralta

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