Quebec City is not defined by words but by a feel and emotion. This is not my 1st time here but passion and romance are still intaken. The city is full of art, awe-inspiring stone architecture, narrow cobblestone roads, quaint shops, and a captivating culinary scene. Quebec City - The city rekindles and reminisces romance with the past. Visiting Quebec City instantly transports you to another time. Every nook and corner is a frame delicately yet deliberately delivered. I am in awe of this place.
A City milage of bonafide North American character with Persian flair. Tucked away in eastern Canada the only walled city in North America in the north of Mexico and the old Quebec is a crowned UNESCO world heritage treasure. About 150 miles from north of Montreal. It is the only region in North America with a French-speaking majority. Quebec city history always took it back to when in the 1500s French explorer Jacques Cartier tried to build a colony but did not succeed. However, about 6o years later Samuel de Champlain established a colony in “New France” on the banks of the St.Lawrence river. That was the beginning of the assimilation of Europe and Canada. The Era of New French ended in 1763, after losing the battle with Britain, which took place in the Plains of Abraham, since then French lost Quebec and Britain took over it.
What to do
- Fairmont Le Château Frontenac is pompous and grandeur, this hotel is an architectural treasure and dream. Built-in 1892–93, nested in Old Quebec, within the historic district's Upper Town and overlooking the St. Lawrence river. It eclipses the city with its massive and glorious presents. The inside of the Le Chateau is as equally impressive as the outside. The celling, floor to chandeliers to mailbox everything has old-world glam as if time stopped here. The ballroom with 10 chandeliers representing the 10 provinces of Canada.
- Quartier Petit Champlain Place - is one of the cutest streets I have ever visited and one of the oldest commercial streets in North America. When you start your steps from Bearneck Steps and continue till the Place Royal to the Fresque des Québécois mural you completely feel you are somewhere in French. Narrow Cobble stone roads, dormer windows, gable roofs, the decoration everything manifests Persian influence. Strolling around this bustling street yet gives you a truly unique experience. If you are too tired to take the stairs or if you have kids m, no worries. There is a historic funicular you can take to Rue Saint-Jean.
- Dufferin terrace - centrally located in Chateau Frontenac and St. Lawrence river this wooden walkway is a wonderful place to take a stroll in the evening with a river view and the majestic chateau and witness some wonderful performances by local artists. You can enjoy it with the morning tea/coffee or evening ice cream.
- Rue Saint Louis is in the upper town and filled with restaurants, cafes, creperies, and many eclectic shops with beautiful colorful architectural delight and this is one place that charms you when you visit. And here is the St. John Gate which was built in the 17th century during the French Regime and is one of the landmarks in Quebec city is quint and picturesque.
- Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec is meticulously organized with multiple floors, naive to avid art affectionate, this museum is for everyone with a display of some most talented artists fine to modern contemporary art. Totally doable if you are in Quebec.