Romantic Québec City is one of the most European-feeling cities in North America and the cobble stone streets with small shops selling fresh bread, cheese and pastries make visitors feel like they are in a small French city rather than in Canada. In some ways the layout of Quebec City is similar to Montreal; the heart of the city is the Old City (Vieux-Québec), which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is divided between the Upper Town (Haute-Ville) and Lower Town (Basse-Ville). Quebec City is made for walking and there are endless cultural and historical attractions as well as fantastic shopping and excellent cafes and restaurants.
Although the Old City has enough to keep most visitors occupied just outside the city walls are several interesting neighborhoods including the Montcalm, with high end shopping and the famous Halles Petit Cartier market, and the artistic and bohemian neighborhood of St-Roch, northwest of the Old City.
Luxury Hotels Quebec City – Old City
Luxury hotels in Quebec City are centered in the Old City (Vieux-Québec) and make the most of the romantic atmosphere set off by the cobblestone streets and old and historic buildings. Two of the best hotels are the beautiful and elegant Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac, which has been visited by everyone from Queen Elizabeth to Alfred Hitchcock, and the Loews Le Concorde Hotel located in the heart of the Old City. For more modern and stylish option the Hotel 71 is a beautiful boutique hotel located in a prestigious building that was once the National Bank’s first head office.
Québec City has world-famous views. Settled in the 17th century by French explorers, fur trappers, and missionaries; it still resembles a French provincial town in many ways. The culture, music, food, and art are all distinctly influenced by the French and at the same time, the Quebecois have created their own enduring culture with unique traditions, flavors, sounds, and sights.
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