Quebec

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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 $109 per night from Oct 31 to Oct 31
Located in Centre-Ville, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Quebec City Convention Center and Citadelle of Quebec. Quebec City Town Hall and Quebec Cruise ...
3.9/5 Good! (3,995 reviews)
"Beaucoup apprécié le restaurant tournant, trè bien mangé et bu . Le restaurant JAJA aussi est un bon restaurant pour les déjeuners."

Reviewed on Oct. 25, 2021

Hôtel Le Concorde Québec
Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac
Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac
4.5 out of 5
1 rue des Carrieres, Quebec, QC
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $199 per night from Nov 9 to Nov 9
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 ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (2,003 reviews)
"We had a great stay and would highly recommend"

Reviewed on Oct. 22, 2021

Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac
Hôtel Palace Royal centre-ville
Hôtel Palace Royal centre-ville
4 out of 5
775 Honoré-Mercier Ave, Quebec, QC
The price is CA $153 per night from Oct 31 to Oct 31
This family-friendly Quebec hotel is located in the entertainment district, just steps from Le Capitole and Palais Montcalm. Esplanade Park and Tourny Fountain ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (2,115 reviews)
"Location was good."

Reviewed on Oct. 24, 2021

Hôtel Palace Royal centre-ville
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Les Lofts Dorchester - By Les Lofts Vieux-Quebec
Les Lofts Dorchester - By Les Lofts Vieux-Quebec
4 out of 5
300 Boulevard Charest E, Québec, QC G1K, Quebec, QC
The price is CA $105 per night from Nov 14 to Nov 14
Located in Saint-Roch, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Quebec City Convention Center, Quebec City Town Hall, and Citadelle of Quebec. Old Port ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (28 reviews)
"We stayed here towards the end of September 2021. Once we got there, it felt so comfortable like a home. It was immaculately clean as if no one had ever stayed there before. We stayed in the King Size room and there was so much space in the unit. Everything that you could think of was provided and ..."

Reviewed on Oct. 9, 2021

Les Lofts Dorchester - By Les Lofts Vieux-Quebec
Les Lofts St-Joseph - By Les Lofts Vieux-Quebec
Les Lofts St-Joseph - By Les Lofts Vieux-Quebec
4 out of 5
764 Rue Saint-Joseph Est, Quebec, QC
The price is CA $140 per night from Nov 14 to Nov 14
Located in Saint-Roch, this condo building is within a 10-minute walk of Church of St. Roch and Le Capitole. Hotel-Dieu de Quebe and Palais Montcalm are also ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (635 reviews)
"The property was fabulous but we almost didn't stay there because the environment wasn't good. the neighbourhood was very run down, there were people on the street asking for money at all times. also there was continuous construction in both directions on the street and it was far from coffee shops, ..."

Reviewed on Oct. 22, 2021

Les Lofts St-Joseph - By Les Lofts Vieux-Quebec
La Maison Kent – Par les Lofts
La Maison Kent – Par les Lofts
3 out of 5
25 rue St-Louis, Quebec, QC
The price is CA $185 per night from Nov 14 to Nov 14
Located in Old Quebec, this apartment building is steps from Ursulines de Quebec Museum, Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, and Musee du Fort. Samuel de Champlain ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (105 reviews)
"Great location, amazingly comfy bed and such a big help to have a fridge, toaster etc in the room. Everything was very clean, the shower was excellent and the limited interaction with the staff was friendly and courteous. We booked this trip to do a road trip from Toronto with our dog. According ..."

Reviewed on Oct. 12, 2021

La Maison Kent – Par les Lofts
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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