A Beautiful Quebec City Weekend Getaway, Part 2

Quebec, Quebec City Guide (B): A Beautiful Quebec City Weekend Getaway, Part 2

The Frontenac was constructed for the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1894 and is one of the city’s most prominent landmarks. It can not only be seen from most parts of the city but from miles away as it stands tall in front of Dufferin Terrace.

This elevated vantage was the original site of Fort St.-Louis, the governor’s residence in colonial times – tourists can see the ruins underneath the promenade. One of the six notable moments in the Château Frontenac’s 125-year history is during World War II, it was the host of two important conferences on military strategy. In August 1943, the leaders of the Allied powers, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt and U.K. Prime Minister Winston Churchill – hosted by Canadian Prime Minister Mackenzie King met to plan the invasion of Normandy.

Named after Lord Dufferin, The Dufferin Terrace is located on the site of Fort Saint-Louis, which was built by Samuel de Champlain in 1620 – and where he died in 1635. From here you’ll view of the river as well as on Lower Town and Place-Royale ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: A Beautiful Quebec City Weekend Getaway, Part 2
Guide Location: Canada » Quebec City
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: The Fairmont Chateau Frontenac   Dufferin Terrace   Plains of Abraham   La Citadelle De Quebec   Monument Samuel-De Champlain   Place d’Armes   The Fort Museum   Rue du Tresor   Chez Ashton   St. Andrew Church   Morrin Centre   Porte Saint-Louis   Parliament Building   Observatoire De La Capitale   Aux Anciens Canadiens   La Buche   Montmorency Falls   Musee de la Civilisation   Old Port   Chic Shack   Marche du Vieux-Port  
Author: Christopher Rudder
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