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Old Posted Mar 27, 2018, 9:06 PM
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hkskyline's 2017 in Québec City

For a piece of Europe in North America, head to Quebec City.

Chateau Frontenac was built to attract rail travelers in the late 19th century and continues to be a hotel today with 611 rooms. Previous distinguished guests included King George VI, Queen Elizabeth, Princess Grace of Morocco, Charles de Gaule, and Chiang Kai Shek.

















It is possible to enjoy lovely views of the St. Lawrence River for free instead of staying at the luxury hotel. The Terrasse Dufferin's wide boardwalk was built by Lord Dufferin in 1878.













The best way to explore Upper Town is by foot, going into the side streets to peek at the architecture and restaurants.











Along rue St-Louis, notice this cannonball lodged inside the tree trunk. Legend has it it landed here in 1759 and the tree has grown around it since.























Edifice Price's 17 stories of art deco was built in 1929 and its top floors are used as a residence by the provincial premier.





Place de l'Hotel-de-Ville is a nice modern square fronted by imposing historic buildings.









La Basilique-Cathedrale Notre-Dame is historically significant,being the first cemetery in the city, where 20 bishops and 4 New France governors are buried.













More photos on my website : http://www.globalphotos.org/quebec.htm
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I've heard such great things about Quebec City and even seen some great photos, but I've never particularly wanted to go until this tour.
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Beautiful! You have captued Quebec well.
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Nice pictures! I never knew about the cannonball.

The cathedral is not only the burial site for all those bishops and New France leaders, but now also the burial site of a home-grown saint!

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I've heard such great things about Quebec City and even seen some great photos, but I've never particularly wanted to go until this tour.
I went there for the first time this past summer. It's as good as these pictures, and even better! I bet hkskyline has pictures of Lower Town, which is only seen from the promenade above so far.
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Thanks for your comments. Yes, I did cover Lower Town, which was the old port area where French merchants traded. It fell into disrepair in the late 19th century, only to be revitalized in the 1960s. Now it is a busy shopping and eating district. The area is not so big so it is easy to explore on foot. With tired feet, pay for the funicular back uphill.



























































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Lovely! Looking forward to more pictures!
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Beautiful pictures
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One of my favorite cities in North America.
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Can you live well in there only speaking 0.02% of French language?
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Can you live well in there only speaking 0.02% of French language?
Probably not .. in Montreal I think you can get by speaking English only. That city is far more bilingual.
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