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“The most beautiful city in North America”
Review of Quebec Experience

Quebec Experience
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Owner description: A glitzy multimedia show on the history of the city.
Reviewed 6 December 2013

In all of my travels, I have never been to a more beautiful city than this gem overlooking the St. Lawrence River. No where on Earth are cities that can compare with Quebec and the warmth and friendliness of the Quebecois.
We stayed within the walled section in a hotel that was built in 1640 (Auberge du Tresor). Getting around Quebec on foot is easy and fun as there are wonderful things to be discovered around every corner. Access to the Lower City and Old Port via the funiculaire (cable car) or one of the many flights is steps is also easy.
Quebec is awash in history and culture. It surrounds you and draws you. It makes you part of it. While walking the ancient fortifications and examining the hundreds of artillery pieces, you can feel that Quebec was a fort--a city that was constantly under threat of attack because it controlled access to the St. Lawrence River. It's easy to imagine French Colonial soldiers walking the battlements and manning the guns while British ships bombarded the city. It has a history that is well worth exploring.
But it's also about shops and street musicians, artists, murals, fine restaurants and a marvelous love of life that makes you want to stay forever and become part f it all.
The restaurants are top-notch and local Quebecois cuisine is delicious and exotic. We ate rabbit and caribou, deer and buffalo. We drank whiskey blended with maple syrup and discovered the local maple pies.
If you only visit one city in your life, please make it Quebec. You'll come home singing O Canada! like we did.

5  Thank alzari
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Reviewed 17 November 2013

What a beautiful city! It is a hidden gem in Canada and I am so glad we came here. Has sparked my interest in traveling Canada. It is such a beautiful city with so much to see. Feels so European and the architecture is beautiful and people are very kind. Will definitely be back.

1  Thank Pam S
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Reviewed 15 September 2013

Visited on a Sunday. Took a Red Bus City tour. Tickets from the Information Centre. Well worth it. Then walked, soaked up the atmosphere, quality street entertainment, shops etc. excellent day.

1  Thank grampy47
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Reviewed 13 September 2013

Old Quebec must be the most romantic and visually stunning city in North America. Two days in September were not enough for us. We loved the architecture, the people, the food and the ability to walk everywhere. It is magical.

Thank Jim V
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Reviewed 18 October 2012

Visited Quebec City with my two daughters and stayed at a B&B in the Upper Town. B&B had more of an intimate feeling and we had breakfast with people from all over the world daily, which my daughters loved . One daughter speaks French so we were good with the language, although many people we met could also speak English . One caveat--our B&B's website said they took cards, but when we got ready to check out we were told they only took cash. We had to make a quick trip to the bank to get cash, so to be sure, ask when you reserve . Also we were supposed to have air conditioning in our suite, and did not. It was pretty hot in June, but the owner set up fans, etc. which helped immensely. The main living areas did have air.
People were very friendly, food was good-- but fairly expensive overall. We toured Parliament, great tour, exquisite paintings, lots of history. Ate lunch in the cafeteria at Parliament for around $5 each (soups, sandwiches, etc.)--most inexpensive meal we had.
Citadel has a wonderful view of the city and the river below, but our guided tour was a bit rushed and we did not have enough time to look at everything. Took a ferry ride to Montmorency Falls--beautiful, but take the tour which lets you off to explore. Ours just went by, and we were not close enough. Lots of places to shop, listened to some great blues, jazz music.
Ride the funicular at the Frontenac--much easier than walking to the Lower City. Also there is an electric bus available for around $1--coins only. The city is hard to walk in, nothing but hills and more hills . I met a native Canadian who told me it was "up a hill to get to your destination, and then back up a hill to get home again"--LOL., so take very good walking shoes.
Visited the Chateau Frontenac and met Santol, the resident dog--kids of all ages will love that. There is a great artist area around the Frontenac with artwork from novices to experts, in all price ranges. Several places in that area had outside musicians, magicans, etc. at night which were free. My favorite part was the flowers, flowers, everywhere we went. They were just lovely and so colorful hanging from windows, in planters, and in gardens!
A lovely city overall, had a great trip.

1  Thank Iloveatrip
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