Old Quebec

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cimtech cimtech
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My Trip to Quebec City - July 2014 Jul 15, 2014
It was an excellent experience visiting Quebec. I was so lucky to have a great weather in early July. I stayed on the other side of the Saint Lawrence River away from the Quebec City. Every morning I parked my car at port of Levis and from where I was taking the Ferry from Levis to Quebec City every day during my short stay. It was a great experience. Parking at the Levis Ferry terminal costed me only $ 8.00 per day and roundtrip ferry costed me around $ 6.00 and some change. Ferry runs every 20 minutes during the weekdays and different schedule during the weekend. Commuting by the Ferry also gave me a different look of the City and get to experience the suburban lifestyle.

I drove upto Quebec City from Levis with my car only one day and that was Sunday so did not have any problem what's so ever in terms of driving and parking around the city. Staying in Levis gave a feeling of Europe. I really had to find people who can speak English. But did not face the same issue while I was in Quebec City in and around the tourist places.

Old Québec is a historic neighbourhood of Quebec City, the capital of the province of Quebec in Canada. Comprising the Upper Town and Lower Town, the area is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. I have taken walking tour of the old town (upper and lower towns). It’s a great way to know in a nutshell then later take your own time and explore. For a moment I went back to past and trying to visualize how things were 100s of years ago. The Battlefields Park was very much interesting to me with all those cannons lined up as if they are still protecting the city. I was just amazed to see beautiful and exquisite architecture. Quebec city is also a very clean town. The people i.e., artisans, food service, tourist information, were all very helpful, friendly, and courteous. I spent 3 days in Quebec City when town was busy with music festivals so pretty much all open space was having some sort of concert and musical activities.

I strongly recommend Quebec city to anyone who wants to feel like you are in a foreign country like Europe (thanks to French language), get things made in Canada, the art work, photos shoots, or just to enjoy local foods.
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cotton_foam says:
Quebec is very European :) Thanks for sharing -- the photos are crisp and will definitely inspire someone to visit the city! ~
Posted on: Jul 15, 2014
Nana_gincin says:
Very nice shots, lovely city!
Posted on: Jul 14, 2014
rsvpme says:
This is a wonderful experience......I am sure....
Posted on: Jul 14, 2014
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trinademattei trinadem…
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A taste of Europe on this side of the pond. Aug 24, 2014
Quebec City is a perfect weekend trip. Take your time and wander through the cobblestone streets and get your camera ready. There were moments when I had to remind myself that I was in North America! I love that in Quebec you hear French more than English. I am someone who likes to immerse myself in my travel destinations & old town Quebec is an easy spot to just relax and take in the beauty. It can be very touristy, I recommend visiting in May or September, when most of the American tourists are not there. You can easily walk to all sites and at any time, take a break by relaxing on a bench and just watch the world go by.
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MalefromToronto Malefrom…
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Beautiful Architecture Oct 12, 2013
Old Québec is a historic neighbourhood of Quebec City, the capital of the province of Quebec in Canada. Comprising the Upper Town and Lower Town. The city is surrounded by gorgeous landscapes. Historical, cultural and outdoor activities, exquisite food as well as many international events which takes place there. The Museum of Civilization is a world-class institution that teaches tourists & visitors the history of Canada, its geography, about the First Nation Peoples, and a lot more about the place. If you want to see everything then i am sure it would minimum take 5-7 days. So make sure you plan your trip accordingly.
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christine4321 christin…
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Old Quebec Nov 03, 2012
I just returned from a 4 day trip to Quebec City with a lady that I met at another travel site. I am not able to go to Europe so "Old Quebec" I was told is the next best thing.

It was amazing. We traveled on foot as this section of the city is the best way to see all of the sights at a nice pace.

The city is 400 years old. The oldest standing church is Holy Trinity Anglican Church. Construction began in 1804.

Cafe's and outdoor restaurants are numerous and the food astounding. A restaurant called Portifinos was our favorite and offered Italian cuisine.

Most shops have window boxes with blooming flowers.

We saw The Plains of Abraham (where a terrible battle took place in about 1759 between France and Britain). I could not believe that I did not learn about this war in History Classes. Apparently it was removed from some History books and is sometimes referred to as a battle from the real WW1, (The Seven Year Wars).

A very old hotel called Manoir Victoria is where we wished to stay but to save money we booked a Best Western. We poked our head into this hotel and I then wished we would have went for it.

The Hotel Frontenac is another hotel to visit even if you do not book a room there. It has many shops and the hotel is very very old. I do not know when it was built but googling may tell.

I will definitely return to Quebec City hopefully soon.
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gradalex gradalex
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So much to do in a small city! Dec 18, 2010
Wandered through old Quebec during the night and during the day! A really enjoyable experience. I would highly recommend you do both though, as the place changes so dramatically with all the lights and color of the castles and buildings.

Parliament Building is across from Quebec City so you should be able to get that in as well.

Make sure you also visit the battlefields park and walk all the way across the park (not along) to the cliff face. You get an incredible view of the river, even in the winter
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