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“Lilacs in bloom!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Old Quebec

Old Quebec
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Small-Group Quebec City Food Tour
Ranked #1 of 210 things to do in Quebec City
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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St. Louis
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“Lilacs in bloom!”
Reviewed 9 June 2014

Our first visit to Old Quebec and it was absolutely lovely -- gorgeous sunny days with the fragrance of lilacs in the air. What a hospitable city -- everybody so friendly and polite. Musicians all over town creating a beautiful ambience. Drinks at Saint Alexandre Pub at sundown. Discovering the delights of maple: maple taffy (?) on ice, maple shots, maple tea. Steak frites and sugar pie at L'entrecote Saint-Jean. Lucky to visit during a Zombie Crawl when a hundred delightfully costumed ghouls marched up Rue Saint Jean, then convened at a square outside of the old town where we ran into them again as we searched for (and found) the best chocolate store in Quebec. Also happened upon a beautiful orchestral performance in a random church. Quebec is just an amazing and magical place to visit!

Visited June 2014
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“Beautiful City!”
Reviewed 9 June 2014

This is a really lovely city to explore. Cute shops and bistros. Lots of terraces to soak up the sun and sights while having a frothy Regional beer.

Visited June 2014
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St. Louis, MO
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“Beautiful Architecture, Wonderful Experience!”
Reviewed 9 June 2014

Everything about this area is exciting. There are entertainers on the streets, statues and artwork everywhere you look...even in little areas between the buildings. Although we do not speak French, we tried to say a few words and they obviously knew because they immediately replied in English, which we very much appreciated. Such a wonderful place to experience a little bit of Europe without actually "crossing the pond". Plenty of wonderful places to eat or just have a snack.

Visited June 2014
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Vancouver, Canada
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“Everyone is so Nice!”
Reviewed 8 June 2014

Besides the fantastic history,scenery food and shopping, every single person we encountered was so incredibly helpful and friendly. My French language skills are rustic at best yet we were greeted everywhere with a friendly Bonjour and a How are you to follow. The city is clean organized and welcoming to visitors.

Visited June 2014
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“Great city to visit”
Reviewed 8 June 2014

This is a wonderful city to walk, although hilly. There are great sights, fantastic places to eat and lots to do.

Visited June 2014
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