Quebec Travel guide


Quebec Travel guide

Quebec Travel guide

Where the Past and Present Meet

With its vast countryside, small villages and large cities that offer all kinds of activities, Québec is a region that will please everyone. The lakes, rivers, mountains and falls sit right next to the historical cities and towns, which makes it a very diversified and inviting region.

Québec City is the only fortified city north of Mexico City. You will certainly be charmed by the ancestral style of its town centre. Its small cobblestone streets, where it is nice to go on a horse-drawn carriage ride, and its historical districts, such as the Quartier Petit Champlain and Place-Royale, will charm everybody. In summer as in winter, Québec City has many activities to offer: festivals, cultural events, exhibitions and concerts follow one another in a round of amusement. You will also find museums of all kinds around every corner and will thus have the opportunity to learn about the history of the region and that of its inhabitants. And what about the restaurants and shops! Your taste buds will enjoy the gourmet menus created by renowned chefs. In the numerous boutiques, you will surely find all kinds of souvenirs to bring back from your wonderful stay in Québec.

In the suburbs of Québec City, you will find enchanting scenery as well as lovely towns and small villages. On the Côte-de-Beaupré, nature is in perfect harmony with culture to offer magnificent sites where spectacular falls and high mountains will delight all winter sports enthusiasts and please everyone. The suburbs also offer many activities. The beauty of the Jacques-Cartier Valley is comparable with that of the Montmorency Falls and the Cap Tourmente. Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré is far from being outdone thanks to its important religious heritage. Moreover, numerous bed and breakfasts and inns can accommodate you during your stay in this part of the region.

Above all, do not forget to visit one of the main attractions of the region, the Île d’Orléans, which has been attracting many visitors for years. This small green island conceals more than one secret that you will have the chance to discover. Its parks, its famous chocolate factory, its historic monuments, the Parc des Bisons, its orchards and its inns will charm you for sure.

During a rainy day, or to simply spend time or money, you can visit the many shopping centres of the region. The two main ones are the Galeries de la Capitale with its Méga-Parc and fairground attractions, and Laurier Québec (formerly known as Place Laurier), which awaits you with its some 350 boutiques.

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