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Quebec

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Parks Canada\'s Dufferin Terrace featuring general coastal views, château or palace and landscape views

Explore the charming capital city of the Canadian province of Québec, and its surrounding nature, to discover a little piece of France in North America.

Québec’s motto is “je me souviens” (I remember). To the more than half a million residents of Quebec City, this means more than just honoring the lessons learned from the past; it also expresses the delight in preserving monuments and traditions while enjoying freedom and showing “joie de vivre” (lust for life). To experience the charm of this historic port city, join the easy-going locals in historic squares, splendid museums, fresh-produce restaurants and cliff-top parks.

Québec City was one of the earliest European colonies on the continent. The settlement on the St. Lawrence River was a fur-trading post, established in 1608 by the Frenchman Samuel de Champlain. Most residents today cherish the French language and Gallic traditions, even though more recent immigrant groups also add their culture to the mix.

Set out to explore Old Québec (Vieux Québec) on foot or by bike. All major historic and family attractions are within easy reach from the Old Port Québec.

Browse the shops and enjoy fresh local produce in the old stone buildings of Petit-Champlain, North America’s oldest commercial district. Admire the ornate Church Notre-Dame-des-Victoires in Place-Royale in Quebec’s Lower Town.

Rue de Petit-Champlain is where you can get access to the cable railway that will transport you to the Upper Town. Enjoy the magnificent views of the river from Dufferin Terrace, a promenade atop the cliffs, or get active in Battlefields Park.

You could spend days in Old Québec, but don’t miss other exciting parts of the city. Saint-Roch, for example, is known for its artists, trendy bars and galleries. It’s also worth making the short trip to Montmorency Falls, which freezes over in winter.

If you are into history, art, gourmet food, shopping and wintersports, you won’t regret a visit to Québec City. Aéroport International Jean-Lesage is just a short drive away from the city and gives access to Canada’s stunning wilderness.

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Where to stay in Quebec

Hôtel Le Concorde Québec
Hôtel Le Concorde Québec
3 out of 5
1225 Cours du General de Montcalm, Quebec, QC
The price is CA $169 per night from Aug 15 to Aug 15
Located in Centre-Ville, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Battlefields Park, Parliament Building, and Quebec City Convention Center. Quebec City Town ...
3.9/5Good! (3,801 reviews)
"Nice room"

Reviewed on Jul. 23, 2021

Hôtel Le Concorde Québec
Hotel Chateau Laurier Quebec
Hotel Chateau Laurier Quebec
4 out of 5
1220, Place George-V Ouest, Quebec, QC
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $189 per night from Aug 22 to Aug 22
Located near the slopes, this Centre-Ville hotel is in the city center and within a 10-minute walk of Observatoire de la Capitale, Quebec City Convention Center, ...
4.3/5Excellent! (975 reviews)
"Location"

Reviewed on Jul. 17, 2021

Hotel Chateau Laurier Quebec
Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac
Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac
4.5 out of 5
1 rue des Carrieres, Quebec, QC
The price is CA $339 per night from Aug 21 to Aug 21
Located in the city center, this ski-in/ski-out hotel in Old Quebec is within a 10-minute walk of Quebec City Town Hall and Quebec Cruise Terminal and close ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (2,139 reviews)
"The setting, the chateau itself... Romantic, it was perfect for us."

Reviewed on May 25, 2021

Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac
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Comfort and Luxury in the City Center!
Comfort and Luxury in the City Center!
Quebec, QC
The price is CA $84 per night from Aug 12 to Aug 12
Located in Saint-Roch, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Le Lieu and Le Capitole. Quebec City Town Hall and Quebec City Convention Center ...
Comfort and Luxury in the City Center!
Le Lilypad-Condo à louer à Stoneham
Le Lilypad-Condo à louer à Stoneham
3 out of 5
620 Chemin du Hibou, Stoneham-et-Tewkesbury, QC
Situated near the boardwalk, this condo building is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Stoneham Mountain Resort and within 6 mi (10 km) of Club de Golf Stoneham and Marais ...
Le Lilypad-Condo à louer à Stoneham
2355/4 · Cottage Montagne
2355/4 · Cottage Montagne
Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier, QC
The price is CA $165 per night from Aug 5 to Aug 5
Situated on a river, this chalet is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Village Vacances Valcartier and within 9 mi (15 km) of Club de Golf Lorette and Huron-Wendat Museum. ...
2355/4 · Cottage Montagne
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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