These are pictures from Lower Town in Old Quebec. Like I’ve said previously, you can spend lots of time just wandering around Old Quebec. You don’t really need a plan, just step out your hotel door and start walking (which is how most of my vacations end up – just a general plan and then see how the day unfolds).
The three bunnies on the sign on the left side of the picture are at the entrance to Le Lapin Saute restaurant. Yes, rabbit is featured prominently on the menu. I had the salmon which I remember saying was the best salmon I’ve ever had. I tried rabbit once and have to admit I actually liked it, and that bothered me.
I’ve played around with these last three pictures quite a bit – this just happens to be the latest versions of them.
I love Quebec City, specifically Old Quebec. I’ve never been to Europe, but I imagine it’s like being in a European city. Founded in 1608, it’s one of North America’s oldest cities. The Chateau Frontenac is reported to be one of the most photographed hotels in the world. I took my fair share of pictures.
Chateau Frontenac at dusk
Statue of Samuel de Champlain who founded Quebec City in 1608
Chateau Frontenac from a boat tour of the St. Lawrence River
If you are planning a trip to Quebec City, I highly recommend this hotel. The location in Upper Old Quebec is perfect. You can walk everywhere you want to go. There are so many excellent restaurants, cafes, and shops in Old Quebec (or you can just wander the streets for hours admiring the architecture). The people were friendly, the food was so good, the coffee was the best I’ve ever tasted, it was just an all-around excellent experience. I tried to use some of my high school French, but when the server responded in English, I took that as a sign that maybe I should stick to my first language!
Here’s the website for the hotel: http://www.hvq.com/