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Located in the historic latin quarter of Old Quebec, you will find that Hotel du Vieux-Quebec is the perfect home base for exploring all that the city has to offer.


Fresques des Pilliers

under the Dufferin-Montmorency highway

These frescoes are painted on pillars that support the Dufferin-Montmorency highway overlooking East Charest Boulevard in the city's Saint-Roch district. They were completed between 2000 and 2002 at the instigation of Hélène Fleury, one of the Quebec artists who collaborated on the Fresque des Québécois. The pillar frescoes are the only ones in the city to portray imaginary scenes, rather than pages from the history books. In one of the pieces, La Cathédrale, the faces of apillar have been adorned with the interior and exterior of a cathedral inspired by Sainte Chapelle in Paris. On the other hand, a pillar mural featuring a princess, knight and wizard, Contes Chevaleresques [Tales from the King's Court], transports us to an imaginary universe of fairy tales. Another piece, L'Horloge [The Clock], shows the inner workings of a timepiece. Finally, Hommage aux Cirques Québécois [Tributeto Quebec Circuses] takes us inside the world of the circus and its actors, jugglers, clowns and acrobats.


Fresque du Petit-Champlain

on du Petit-Champlain street

Further along, at the foot of Escalier Casse-Cou (Breakneck Steps) and along one of the oldest streets in North America, is Fresque du Petit-Champlain. It depicts milestones in the history of Cap-Blanc, Québec City's working-class waterfront neighborhood, from the beginnings of New France until the present day.

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Fresque des Québecois

Quartier Petit-Champlain

The Fresque des Québecois is located on the wall of the Soumande’s House, on Notre Dame street. This mural of 420 m2 was co-produced by the Commission de la capitale nationale de Québec and the Société de développement des entreprises culturelles du Québec (SODEC). The huge mural was inaugurated on 17 October 1999. It tells the history of Quebec and provides recognition architectural, geographical, fortifications and stairs, while recalling the seasons with their changing colors. Fresco Quebecers also pays tribute to a dozen historical figures and honors dozens of authors and artists in its evocative windows.

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Montmorency Falls

5300 boulevard Sainte-Anne (15 minutes driving east)

Parc de la Chute-Montmorency is a few minutes from Québec City. Located between the river and the cliffs, it's one of the province's most spectacular sites. Montmorency Falls (83 m) dominates the landscape. It can be discovered on foot, by cable car, or from the gourmet restaurant. It's an ideal setting for a stroll after a business meeting or a reception. Accessible year-round, the site works its magic day and night. The entire cove of the park has been illuminated after dark. Discover an impressive and enchanting spot!

Montmorency Falls

Ste.Anne Canyon

206 rte 138, Beaupré (45 minutes driving east)

During a trip to Quebec City, an amazing day out at Canyon St. Anne’s gorge with its imposing waterfall and 3 suspension bridges is a must-do family attraction. Astonishing! Get into a spectacular and vertiginous Canyon. Listen to the roaring of the majestic St. Anne falls (74m high) between its narrow  1.2 billion year old rocky cliffs. Vibe while going across the 3 suspension bridges… one is 60m (243’) high over the gorge!

Ste.Anne Canyon

Quartier Petit Champlain

Since the founding of Quebec City in 1608, this sector has evolved into a small harbor village with trading posts and elegant homes. It experienced different periods of decline and recovery. Today, after a general restoration we can see district of narrow streets lined with shops and bistros. Its legendary scenery, summer and winter, making it one of the most popular sights of Quebec. It includes the residence of Louis Jolliet (discoverer of the Mississippi) dating from 1683. This house was built for Joliet in 1683 and he lived in it until his death in 1700. At the corner of Petit-Champlain and Sous-le-Fort, you can take the Breakneck Stairway with its restaurants and craft shops at different levels.


Plaines of Abraham

The site of many clashes for supremacy between the French and British Empires, the park is the scene of the 1759 Conquest, which changed the fate of North America. Apart from its historical past, the park is to Québec what Central Park and Hyde Park are to New York and London: a city park of outstanding value, the lungs of the city. One hundred and three hectares of meadow and grassy knolls, decked with flowers or covered with snow, are there for residents and visitors to enjoy

Plaines d'Abraham

Citadelle of Québec

1 Côte-de-la-citadelle

Since La Citadelle is an active military garrison, visitors must be accompanied. Let our guides escort you at any time of the year through a guided tour full of smiles, discoveries and history! The guided tour tells you about American attacks, the development of the fortifications and buildings of La Citadelle, in addition to offering an exceptional view of Quebec City and the surrounding region. The guided tour included a tour of La Citadelle and the museums.

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