Dusting Off an Old Post: A Weekend in Old Quebec City

Quebec, Quebec City Guide (B): Dusting Off an Old Post: A Weekend in Old Quebec City

In April 2012 Caroline and I went to Québec City for a weekend. It’s a four-hour drive from Burlington, Vermont. Québec is known to be cold, and that’s exactly what it was. It was freeeezing cold!

After checking in into our hotel we picked up a nice little booklet with information on things to see and do, including a couple of city walks.

Despite the bad weather, we immediately headed out to do one of those walks. One thing that struck me straight away is how small Old-Québec actually is. Québec as a metropolitan city has more than 500,000 inhabitants, but the historic city center is rather compact. The historic and cultural value is immense though. That’s why le Vieux-Québec (people speak French there after all) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Some of the snow hadn’t melted yet and that was the reason why the old city walls were closed to the public. The stairways were too slippery. Kind of a pity, because that would have made for a really nice walk around town. We didn’t make it to the Citadelle either. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Dusting Off an Old Post: A Weekend in Old Quebec City
Guide Location: Canada » Quebec City
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Cathédrale Anglicane Holy Trinity   Porte Saint-Louis   Assemblée Nationale du Québec   Basilique-Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Québec   Cool as a moose   Musée du Fort   Fairmont Château Frontenac  
Author: Bram Reusen
Read it on author's website: http://www.travel-experience-live.com/old-post-weekend-in-quebec-city/