Quebec City was our final port on our Canadian cruise which started from Boston.
We arrived early morning and tied up at on of the outer docks as the port was busy. The first sight I had from the ship was the large paper mill on one side and the skyline of Quebec City on the other side.
We checked into our hotel which was Hotel Le Concorde, just on the outskirts of the old city and next to a lovely park. From our hotel room we had a great panoramic view over the city and down to the harbour front.
We took a walk from our hotel down towards the old city passing some wonderful statues cloe to the Parliament Building and the Citadel.
The old city was interesting to walk through and very busy with many toursits. Old horse drawn carriages were being used for tourists to tour the city.
Close to the harbour front were many small streets with some great restaurants, cafes, churches, and small markets selling arts and crafts.
Quartier Petit Champlain
The next day we took a walk through another old part of the city called Quartier Petit Champlain close to the Funicular and riverfront. This area was full of small shops and restaurants.
We stopped at a small restaurant called Le Lapin Sauté for lunch which was excellent.
Saint-Louis Forts and Châteaux National Historic Site
Beneath Dufferin Terrace directly in front of the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac Hotel you can visit the incredible old ruins and archeological crypt of Châteaux-Saint-Louis which was the official residence and seat of power of the French and British governors between 1620 and 1834.
Plains of Abraham
Close to our hotel we could take a walk through the park known as the Plains of Abraham with some nice views of the St Lawrence River.
The Joan of Arc Garden was beautifully laid out and had a large statue of Joan of Arc on a horse.
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