Quebec City – So Europe. So close.
Some travel destinations just seize the imagination. Their beauty is breathtaking. They evoke wonder and excitement. They’re vibrant and alive. They’re warm and welcoming. But few do it all as effortlessly and as naturally as Québec, the unique walled city on the St. Lawrence River. No other destination in the world offers Québec’s compelling mix of features and attractions.
Québec City is a UNESCO World Heritage Treasure where the charms of Europe surround you. Come and visit boutiques, art galleries, and antique shops, explore museums and churches from another age, contemplate impressive frescoes, and marvel at the majestic river flowing past below.
Visitors to Old Québec soon see why UNESCO designated it a world heritage treasure! You’ll love Château Frontenac (the world’s most photographed hotel), the centuries-old architecture, and the historic sites.
The friendly atmosphere and affable locals add to the European charm. You’ll find horse-drawn carriages, street entertainers, singers, and artists, particularly at Old Québec’s own open-air art gallery, Rue du Trésor. High atop Cape Diamond, stroll along the Dufferin Terrace overlooking the St. Lawrence River and the surrounding area. Or come watch the ice making its way down the river in winter.
St. Lawrence River & Vieux-Port de Québec
The St. Lawrence River — a massive presence cutting clean across the Québec area—cannot be overlooked. Gateway to America, it has been a part of the city’s economic landscape for over 400 years. Harbour and trade activities and the ever-growing number of cruise ships docking in the Vieux-Port de Québec testify to its importance. A public market, park, bike path and shows also bring the Vieux Port to life and help make this river-washed place truly idyllic. Close by, the Promenade Samuel-De Champlain is also worth a gander: the River flowing at your feet is simply spectacular!
Plains of Abraham
The Plains, one of the world’s largest urban park, are perfect for all kinds of activities (walking, cycling, picnicking, cross-country skiing, and more) or simply meeting up with friends. It was here that hundreds of thousands of fans rocked to Paul McCartney and Céline Dion as part of Québec City’s 400th anniversary celebrations, and it is here that Québec’s national holiday is celebrated every June 24.
Québec is all about food!
Did you know that Québec City ranks among the 20 World’s Best Food Cities according to the readers of the Condé Nast Traveler ? Locals are spoiled with the culinary world of options that are available. Stop by Le Château Frontenac and discover The Champlain Restaurant that presents a culinary journey through the discovery of a new Québec cuisine by Chef Stéphane Modat, a famous Chef in Canada.
The Famous Fairmont Le Château Frontenac
For more than a century, Québec City’s Fairmont Le Château Frontenac has been the true-life castle of many people’s dreams… Everyone—young and old, music and film stars, sports personalities and political figures—enjoys discovering Fairmont Le Château Frontenac and delights in returning again and again. Such is the great history of more than one hundred years of gracious living in Le Château.
In 2014, Fairmont Le Château Frontenac invested 75 million dollars in the revitalization and modernization in this majestic hotel. The renovation of Quebec City’s landmark hotel has strengthened its positioning amongst the best hotels in the world. The revitalization and transformation of the Château Frontenac included the renovation of guestrooms, renovation and expansion of the Fairmont Gold floors, transformation of the main lobby, expansion of the banquet areas, introduction of three new restaurant concepts and addition of an urban spa. Come and enjoy the best hotel that Québec City has to offer! For stays until September 30th, 2015, get the third night free! Here is the link to the offer on Fairmont.com: http://www.fairmont.com/frontenac-quebec/special-offers/hotel-offers/promotions/sizzling-summer-offer/