Sigh, Quebec City. So gorgeous in the late spring. The tulips are in bloom, the street performers are at full force, patios are pouring out onto the sidewalks, and the people all have smiles on their faces. I walked and walked, on average for about 6 hours each day. There is so much to see, and it’s all worth it.
Here are my top five things to do when in this beautiful city:
1. The Plains of Abraham and the wall. So much fascinating history here, and it is host to a spectacular view of the St. Lawrence River as well. The wall spans 4.6km, and the plains have been transformed into a gorgeous park.
2. Chateau Frontenac – filled as well with so much history, it has seen many people of fame. It was built in the 19th century! How did they do that?
3. Parliament Hill – Beautiful fountain, and the building is quite spectacular as well. Watch out, the brick around the fountain is actually a major road….oops.
4. L’Astral – Go for the cheap early brunch Saturday mornings and gaze out, sleepy eyed, at the gorgeous Plains of Abraham and slowly rotate around the city from 183m above it.
5. Old Quebec – Every time I walk down those narrow and steep stairs, I feel like I have been transformed to the 1800’s and feel as if I should be wearing my corset and my huge hoop dress. Great shopping, wandering and the Notre-Dame-de-Québec Basilica-Cathedral.