Today, Vicky Fortier takes us on her gypsy travels to Quebec City (4th oldest city in North America).
I went with my hubby to Quebec City, the capital of the province of Quebec, Canada.
I hadn’t been in awhile and it’s such a gorgeous place. It took my breath away again. I thought I would share with you the visit.
The fort was built in 1535 but was abandoned later on since the winter was so hard and the native habitants were hostile. In 1608 Samuel de Champlain founded the city. It is the second oldest city in North America with a fortified wall North of Mexico. It is overall the 4th oldest city in North America after St. Augustine, Florida, Havana and Santa Fe, New Mexico.
In the picture, you can see the “Portes St-Jean” fortification (and my husband). I have also taken a picture from the top of that fortification, where you get a better view of the city.
Here are some of the city views including the 1st neogothic house of Quebec.
One of the best way to move around the old town is by horse carriage. The drivers actually dress like they did in the older days.
Here you can see the Minister of Finance building in Front of Chateau Frontenac.
One of my favorite places in Quebec has always been the “Château Frontenac”. When I used to look at the “Château Frontenac” as a kid, I wanted to be a princess living in it but then I was told later on that it was a hotel not a castle.
This is not the best picture as it was getting dark but this is the statue of Samuel de Champlain who founded New France and Quebec City on July 3, 1608. He is important to Canadian history because he made the first accurate map of the coast and he helped establish the settlements.
The Basilica Notre-Dame de Quebec. The famous church is located at 16, rue de Buade, Quebec City, Quebec since 1647, the cathedral has twice been destroyed by fire throughout the centuries.
There are many little shops in the old city and I thought that this sign in one of the windows was quite funny.
On the Plaine d’Abraham there is the monument for Wolfe, one of the generals that died on the Plains.
And last but not least is this replica of a fountain that is originally situated in Paris.
Thank you for joining me on my visit to Quebec.
– Vicky –