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11 July 2012

Cross Canada and Back, Part 35


Québec City

August 3rd 2011, with the help of Olga ( our GPS ) , we arrived in the old town of Québec City in the province of Québec

On our way into Québec City

Wonderful Day

Québec City

We parked at St. Paul and Abraham and walked by our hotel we stayed in two years ago in winter, and climbed up to the Chateau Frontenac.


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Québec City is the heart and soul of French Canada. In 1759 the famous battle on the Plains of Abraham where the British General Wolfe defeated the French general de Montcalm. Both generals were killed, but Québec fell to the British. But in 1774 the British government passed the Québec Act, and granted French-Canadians religious, and linguistic freedom. 

Anders in Québec City
This historic arrangement is still for ever contested and discussed to today. Lucky for all of us Canadians, we have a wonderful French culture with a North American twist right here in Canada in the Province of Québec.

Liz ready to shop.
Anders and I love to walk the small narrow streets here in Québec City with their unique shops and boutiques. In the lower town we found fashion for women and men designed and made right here in Québec at affordable prices. 

Small shops with a lot of locally made clothing and products
Even if you do not buy anything, go and get pampered and helped by knowledgeable staff at the exclusive shops in rue Petit-Champlain, Sous-le-Fort, etc. The people helping you show style, humour, and class. Most of them speak a little English.

Love this city
Two years ago we visited many of the famous historic sites including La Citadelle, Place Royale, Vieux Port, and the grand Chateau Frontenac.

Summer 2011

Winter 2009
Winter 2009, visiting our daughter Linda while she was attending Laval University in Québec City

In winter, wear warm boots, in summer, a sun hat. This city needs to be explored by foot, a week is the minimum time to get immersed into Québec City.

Winter or summer you will love it here
Naturally, besides the historic sites, the beautiful churches, the quaint streets, the fashion, there is the food and wine. Take time to sit down and indulge into some of the culinary delights. Choose a restaurant with French only menu cards, the food will be more adventurous, the service more flamboyant, and it will be a true Québec treat!

Dining in Québec City is just simply wonderul.

Oh so good!
By five o'clock we wanted to head back to our campsite Plage Fortier, but the trafic was not moving at all, Québec was celebrating "Nouvelle France" and everybody was scurrying somewhere to celebrate. This celebration happens every year in  Vieux-Québec  with various cultural, musical and historical activities. Ah, no problem, we found a nice terrace to sit outside and enjoyed an other glass of wine.

Suffer one must at times....
For more pictures of this part of the trip click on the picture below or go directly to the slideshow here.

Quebec City

Quebec City, visiting Linda, 2009 Spring
Cheers,

Anders and Liz

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