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Quebec City – So Europe. So close.

Château Frontenac

Quebec City – a city that seemed created for holidays. Everything looks elegant and fabulous. European architecture, countless sculptures and monuments, the house windows decorated with the flowers; the street performers and artists, lots of cafes and restaurants create a sense of festival. The small size of the city and the lack of hustle as in the most megacities, give to visitors the feeling of peace and calmness. However, despite its small size Quebec City filled with lots of amazing historical, cultural and sports facilities. Apparently, this is the basic requirements for a tourist town.
There is not even a thought to move around on some public transportation because everything is within walking distance. Is that for fun, you can ride horses in harness, so use the Funiculair de Vieux to move from the lower to the upper town.
The main pedestrian area and the most attractive place for the tourists, of course, the street Petit-Champlain, where plenty of the art galleries, boutiques, restaurants and cafes as well as it is a popular place for the street musicians and artists. And of course, the Terrace Dufferin, located in front of the Château Frontenac, with beautiful view of the St. Lawrence River, the Old Port and the lower town.
However, there is little inconvenience. Even in the summer here on the mountain can be cool and windy, while in Montreal it will be sunny and warm. Firstly, the city is located on a very high ground above the St. Lawrence River. Secondly, it is more northerly, thus the difference in the weather.
Nevertheless, all these inconveniences have no influence on the mood of the tourists. Just planning a trip to the beautiful City of Quebec, we must not forget a light jacket :-). Enjoy your trip!Quebec City_1-2

In the photo gallery you can read a brief description of some of the places captured on the photo. And also you can see perfectly organized Quebec City web-site.

 

14 responses

  1. Hey Alexander! Thanks for liking my blog post! Follow/Come back soon as I will yours! Light and Love, Shona

    September 15, 2015 at 8:59 pm

  2. Lovely post and beautiful photos which capture the essence of Quebec City and you have a door a red door …love photos of doors 🙂

    September 10, 2015 at 9:22 pm

    • Thank you. Doors are interesting but depends what is behind of them. I had a bad experience in Sydney, Australia. While I made a picture of the door the owner of the house called to the police and I had not pleasant conversation with them. Be careful!!! 🙂

      September 11, 2015 at 7:11 am

      • Oh No! I never thought of that and it’s certainly worth considering ..thank you 🙂

        September 11, 2015 at 8:14 am

  3. wow, very French indeed! I will consider this town in my future vacation destinations! Very nice pictures! Interesting text! I really enjoy this post!

    August 20, 2015 at 12:51 am

  4. You captured so many lovely details, Alexander! So much art. I love the colors of the shutters. Does the mural in the last shot have a story? It’s pretty darn great. Wonderful post. Thanks for the mini-retreat!
    Theadora

    August 17, 2015 at 1:51 pm

    • Thank you Theadora for your compliments. I am sure the mural has the story but I did not find any signs of it near the building and could not find anything in the internet because of lack of time. I am now on the big move and pretty busy. I hope later on I can fix this problem.

      August 17, 2015 at 2:10 pm

      • Safe travels, Alexander!! (Again, your photographs are beauties!)
        ~T.

        August 19, 2015 at 2:55 pm

      • Thank you Theadora. It is not a real travel. I just move out from Toronto to my lovely Oakville. That’s not faraway but different style and quality of life.
        I’ll try to show what is that city about.

        August 19, 2015 at 3:00 pm

      • Well, I’m looking forward to your dispatch! ~T. (And photographs!)

        August 19, 2015 at 3:08 pm

  5. Thank you Hanna. It is based on my own experience. I visited this lovely city many times and as I remember the only one my summer visit had a gorgeous weather. This last visit was on July 22 this year and after Montreal 26C sunny weather Quebec City met us with the temperature 18C and strong wind. You can see on the pictures the gray sky and all of the tourists are in jackets. Anyway, it is unproductive to complain on weather. There are no bad weather there are wrong closing and footwear. 🙂
    Enjoy your weekend!

    August 14, 2015 at 2:37 pm

  6. Great post, Alexander. Lovely inviting pictures too but it seems like a light jacket might be meaningful, as you say 🙂
    All the best,
    Hanna

    August 14, 2015 at 2:22 pm

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