Fleeton Year of Adventure travel blog

The Citadel at Quebec City - huge!

Walking around the city walls

Looking out on the St. Lawrence, and a big P&O liner in...

The Chateau Frontenac and promenade overlooking the river

Excavating the 17th century chateau which was built where the boardwalk is...

Looking down into the old city, below the Chateau on it's promentory

A contrast: the Snowbirds flying overhead while we walked the old city

Down in the old city

The funicular tram, which leaves from the house where Jolliet the explorer...

Looking back up over the old city

Mr. Sunseeker parked on the hillside below the Plains of Abraham

The old city at night

The promentory and Chateau Frontenac at night

The Quebec Parliament Building and Fountain at night

Old Quebec City is wonderful! The city itself isn't too big, and it was fairly easy to find our way into the old quarter after crossing the St. Lawrence from our campground. Parking of course took a few minutes longer, but we ended up parked with some other vehicles on one of the streets running along the slope up which Wolfe's troops climbed to the Plains of Abraham (who was the farmer who lived there, by the way). We walked along the city walls, then around the citadel to the rampart boardwalk which goes all the way around below the fortress walls to the Chateau Frontenac, overlooking the St. Lawrence all the way. It was another lovely day, although it started out a bit cloudy, and we enjoyed the city very much. I especially loved the old city below the ramparts, with 17th century buildings full of quaint shops and restaurants. We had lunch in one, did a bit of shopping and lots of photographing, then took the funicular tram back up the hill and wandered back to the Plains and to the motorhome. We rested a bit and got tidied up, then walked around the boardwalks and ramparts again to the Chateau Frontenac for a big fancy (and yes, expensive) dinner, as you would expect from one of the big CP hotels. By then it was getting dark, so we did most of the old city again by lamplight which was also nice. Eventually we went back to the motorhome and headed out, across the Pierre LaPorte suspension bridge and on up the SE side of the St. Lawrence to a rest area near Riviere-du-Loup.

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