Enjoy the French flavour of Québec City, the state capital of Québec, and a place with many historical attractions. Québec City is located on the junction of the St. Lawrence and the St. Charles rivers. Older Québec City is divided into two areas: Haute-Ville, set on a rocky promontory, retains a European atmosphere and has many interesting narrow streets to explore and fine restaurants to dine at, and is the center for many Québec City attractions; Basse-Ville on the waterfront is the business and economic center. The place is enclosed in city walls, dominated by a citadel. Travel to Québec City and get the full historical experience.
When to visit Québec CityThe summer months are a good time to visit when the temperatures are around 75ºF. Fall is very popular with spectacular foliage displays. January temperatures are cold at around 18ºF and there are frequent snowfalls, but it is a good time to book a romantic hotel break.
How to get to Québec CityQuébec Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) is around ten miles to the west of the city, where there is a convenient array of airport hotels. Rail services link Québec City with the rest of the country and there are also bus services. The main station is the impressive, châteauesque Gare du Palais. Horse-drawn carriages known as calèches are an enjoyable way to explore the city as is the funicular ride that links Dufferin Terrace with the lower town.
Québec City attractionsThere are plenty of things to do in Québec City, including a visit to the National Battlefields Park, which contains the Plains of Abraham, site of the 1759 battle. Dufferin Terrace is a popular promenade in Haute-Ville, giving visitors an opportunity to admire the river. The iconic Château Frontenac is the city's landmark feature. The grand hotel was built in the style of a French château and is just one of dozens of popular downtown hotels. Near Québec City tourists can visit the waterfalls at Montmorency Falls Park.
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