Québec City / Ville du Québec
31 August 2014
Hub for Château Frontenac and the Montmorency Falls
Québec City sits on the Saint Lawrence River in Canada’s mostly French-speaking Québec province. Dating to 1608, it has a fortified colonial core, Vieux-Québec and Place Royale, with stone buildings and narrow streets. This area is the site of the towering Château Frontenac Hotel and imposing Citadelle of Québec. The Petit Champlain district’s cobblestone streets are lined with bistros and boutiques.
Among the city’s cultural institutions is the Musée de la civilisation, a modern, interactive museum focused on culture and society. The Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec has a collection of fine art. The city’s historic harbor district, Vieux-Port, is known for its vibrant nightlife.