Quebec City officially Québec, is the capital city of the Canadian province of Quebec. Québec City sits on the Saint Lawrence River in Canada's mostly French-speaking Québec province. Historic District of Old Québec is a UNESCO World Heritage Centre.
Historic District of Old Québec
Québec was founded by the French explorer Champlain in the early 17th century. It is the only North American city to have preserved its ramparts, together with the numerous bastions, gates and defensive works which still surround Old Québec. The Upper Town, built on the cliff, has remained the religious and administrative centre, with its churches, convents and other monuments like the Dauphine Redoubt, the Citadel and Château Frontenac. Together with the Lower Town and its ancient districts, it forms an urban ensemble which is one of the best examples of a fortified colonial city. Quebec's Old Town (Vieux-Québec) is the only North American fortified city north of Mexico whose walls still exist and a UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE.
Fairmont Le Château Frontenac
Fairmont Le Château Frontenac -formerly and commonly referred to as Le Château Frontenac - is Canada's most beloved hotel. In any one of our beautifully furnished luxury accommodations, including 611 guestrooms and suites, you'll feel an elegant touch of historic Europe. Ideally located in Old Quebec, this heritage property features views of the St. Lawrence River. The on-site restaurants provide a variety of dining options. Overlooking the St. Lawrence River, this grand, castle-like hotel is a 3-minute walk from Cathedral-Basilica of Notre-Dame de Québec and 8 minutes’ walk from boutiques in Quartier Petit.
The Citadelle of Quebec, also known as La Citadelle, is an active military installation and the secondary official residence of both the Canadian monarch and the Governor General of Canada. It is located atop Cap Diamant, adjoining the Plains of Abraham in Quebec City, Quebec. It is a complex featuring a long-standing active fort, plus a museum & changing of the guard ceremonies.
The Montmorency Falls (French: Chute Montmorency) is a large waterfall on the Montmorency River in Quebec, Canada. Located a mere 15 minutes from Old Québec, Parc de la Chute-Montmorency is a spectacular historic site. Its 83-metre-high waterfall dominates the landscape.