Quebec City

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.

Hotel Le Concorde

Old Quebec

We took a walk from our hotel down towards the old city passing some wonderful statues close to the Parliament Building and the Citadel.

The old city was interesting to walk through and very busy with many tourists. 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.

Monument Cardinal-Taschereau
Monument Cardinal-Taschereau
Monument Cardinal-Taschereau
City Hall
City Hall
Caisse-Depot & Placement
Hotel Clarendon
Chapelle des Ursulines
Chapelle des Ursulines
Chapelle des Ursulines

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.

Royal Place
Royal Place
Funiculaire du Vieux-Québec

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.

Hotel Le Concorde

The Joan of Arc Garden was beautifully laid out and had a large statue of Joan of Arc on a horse.

Charles De Gaulle Statue
Martello Tower,

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