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Chateau Frontenac, Quebec: 36 reviews and 61 photos

  Chateau Frontenac,Quebec City,Quebec,Canada.
by Greggor58
 
  • Chateau Frontenac,Quebec City,Quebec,Canada. - Quebec
      Chateau Frontenac,Quebec City,Quebec,Canada.
    by Greggor58
  • Chateau Frontenac & Dufferin Boardwalk,Quebec City - Quebec
      Chateau Frontenac & Dufferin Boardwalk,Quebec City
    by Greggor58
 

There are many tips here at VT regarding the Chateau Frontenac...so I wont go into much detail here...because I think its likely been said a million time...but it is a prominent structure here in Quebec City and to neglect it I suppose might be a little silly...its not likely a stretch to say that the Chateau is likely the structure in Quebec City that's linked the most to the city's image.

It is a GRAND structure...and is built on the site of two previous structure built to the same standard for theyre particular time period....perched high on the cliff sides of Cap Diamant.The original structures at this location date to 1620 and was occupied by the first governeur of the colony Louis d'Ailleboust de Coulonge.In 1784 a new building was erected here at this site and became the residence of the British Colony.The present building was conceived by business men of the Canadian Pacific Railway...and was developed by architect Bruce Price..Price was also the builder of the Bannf Spring Hotel in Alberta and the Union Station in Montreal...so with this experience and background he was certainly up to the challenge of what was to become Le Chateau Frontenac.

While I was visiting in Quebec City there was an international conference of Francophone nations and security was such that I didn't even bother to venture indoors.

Today it is a hotel and part of the Fairmont chain....it boasts fine accommodations and an interesting history... Alfred Hitchcock's " I Confess " was partially filmed here.....and more importantly.. during the Quebec Conference of 1943...a strategy session between Churchill,Roosevelt,and Canadian Prime Minister Mackenzie King...part of the seven day meetings were held here.

It fronts a wonderful boardwalk high above the banks of the St Lawrence River called the Dufferin Boardwalk ...see the previous tips...

Tours are available...follow the link Ive provided below...

Address: 1 rue des Carrieres
Directions: High above the St Lawrence River...is centrally located within the walls of Old Quebec...
Phone: 418-692-3861
Website: http://www.museocapitale.qc.ca/034a.htm

Review Helpfulness: 4 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Aug 21, 2009
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