October 16, 2014
While the hotel was being built, a large archaeological dig was conducted and they found numerous artifacts from the 1600s! Some of the artifacts are displayed through the hotel. We had lunch at the hotel restaurant, Panache.
I had the most amazing heirloom tomato salad and berry ice cream dessert.
The Old City was built on a hill and our hotel sat on the lower portion. To reach the top portion, you could take a cab/car, walk (not too bad there are stairs), or pay for a funicular ride up the top. There you can visit (or stay) at one of Québec City’s most iconic buildings, Le Fairmont Château Frontenac. It is pretty spectacular inside and in the evening when it is lit up. There are also more restaurants, shops, fortresses, and churches you can visit up top.
The next day we took a tour and visited Montmorency Falls. You could use the stairs to reach the top of the falls or take another funicular. We had to use the latter due to time.
At the top!
We also visited the Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré and the architecture inside and outside was amazing.
Inside the church.
Following the tour we saw a firework show along the Saint Laurence River (my camera ran out of battery – sad face). It was a nice way to end our vacation.
Au Revoir Canada!
What are you favorite vacation activities? (museums, hikes, etc)
Have you been to Québec City?