Saturday, June 14, 2014

Photos of Quebec City on a June afternoon

             Quebec City: Saturday, June 7, 2014

Last week I visited beautiful and historic Quebec City.  As I strolled around the Old Town and the Quartier Petit Champlain, I took some photos that I would like to share with you.  Note; The Historic District of Old Quebec is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Porte Saint-Jean (Saint John's Gate) can be seen in the background in the photo above.

Above is a photo of Le Carbaet du Capitole

The windows of Le Cabaret du Capitole

Above is a photo of the Palais Montcalm.  This concert hall is located in the place D'Youville, the heart of Quebec City's cultural life.

Caps and sweaters of the Montreal Expos and Quebec Nordiques are still popular around the city.

Street musicians and all manner of buskers are popular in Quebec City.

The Cathedral-Basilica of Notre-Dame de Québec. located on this site in Old Quebec since 1647, has been destroyed by fires twice.  It is the primate church of Canada and seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Quebec.  It is the parish church of the oldest parish in North America outside of Mexico and it is a National Historic Site of Canada.

Above is Quebec City's greatest landmark, the Chateau Frontenac.  This grand hotel was originally built in 1893 and was named after Louis de Buade, Count of Frontenac, governor of the colony of New France  from 1672 to 1682 and 1689 to 1698.

Down the steps to the Lower Town . . .

Funiculaire du Vieux-Québec

The Old Quebec Funicular links the Hute-Ville (Upper Town) to the Basse-Ville (Lower Town).

Parc Félix-Leclerc (Félix Leclerc Park)

This park was named after Quebec singer, songwriter and poet, Félix Leclerc, who died on August 8, 1988.

Quartier Petit Champlain

Le Pape Georges is one of my favourite places in Quebec City.  It's a great wine and cheese bar.

Gare du Palais

Gare du Palais (Palace Station) is Quebec City's train and bus station.  It was built in 1915 by the Canadian Pacific Railway (CP).

Above is the fountain in front of Gare du Palais.

If you've never visited Quebec City, I trust these photos illustrate why it is one of Canada's crown jewels. Quebec is a North American city with a distinctly European flavour.

- Joanne