"Quebec, the charming French town" Top 5 Page for this destination Quebec by mim95

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Quebec City is the only fortified city remaining north of Mexico. The old town was designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985. The city was built on the cliff beside the St. Lawrence River where it narrows.

The city was founded by Samuel de Champlain in 1608. He selected this site as a trading post because of its unique natural features - the cliffs and the deep waters of the St. Lawrence. The colony was sucessfully defended until 1759, when it fell to Britain. Although it was under British rules, the French culture and tradition remained.

The cliffs divide Old Quebec into two areas: Upper Town and Lower Town.

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  • Pros:Rich in French history, lots of monuments, European style shops
  • In a nutshell:A well protected historical and cultural treasure!
  • Last visit to Quebec: Oct 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    May 7, 2013 at 9:58 AM

    Great tips!

    • mim95's Profile Photo
      May 7, 2013 at 2:17 PM

      Thanks! Quebec City is one of my top favourite places to visit in Canada!

  • freddie18's Profile Photo
    Mar 28, 2009 at 6:14 PM

    Thanks for your tips. It will surely help me find my way on my forthcoming trip to Quebec City in May.

  • victorwkf's Profile Photo
    Feb 10, 2007 at 3:27 AM

    Good writeup and photos of quebec city, hope to be able to visit one day if i come to canada again :)

  • Mikebb's Profile Photo
    Feb 1, 2007 at 12:39 PM

    Enjoyed your pages & tips, only have 2 days early July, not really enough time , your tips will help.

  • coceng's Profile Photo
    Feb 17, 2005 at 8:48 PM

    This is so charming & beautiful ! :) Regards.

  • jamiesno's Profile Photo
    Dec 30, 2004 at 7:36 AM

    Mim95 I am going here for the first time in January to experience a couple days of Carnival. Thanks for a few great tips, cheers from Labrador :-)

  • sugarpuff's Profile Photo
    Aug 21, 2004 at 8:34 PM

    Im hoping to visit Quebec City and Montreal this winter, so reading your pages has helped a lot.THANKS.

  • amambaw's Profile Photo
    Aug 21, 2004 at 7:10 PM

    Mim, Gorgeous page and photos. Takes me back to my tour of Quebec city when I was younger. Cheers!

  • chodearm's Profile Photo
    Jun 17, 2004 at 1:10 PM

    Thanks for the info, well rounded and much needed.

  • Paul2001's Profile Photo
    Apr 25, 2004 at 7:31 PM

    Great page. You have captured the essences of the city.


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