Quebec City is the cradle of French culture in North America.
The French settled the area of modern Quebec in 1608 and since then the city has absorbed the features of romantic France still reflected in its open-air cafes, lively terraces, elegant squares with balconied buildings and the cobbled streets of Old Quebec.
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In 1608, Samuel de Champlain docked a ship at the St Lawrence River in the area of modern Quebec and by 1642 Paul Chomedey de Maisonneuve had founded a Catholic mission that by the 18th century would become Montréal. Soon the British took over the area and this led to immigration of English, Irish and Scottish. In 1791, two provinces were formed - Upper Canada and Lower Canada, which housed Quebec and its French-speaking population. After that followed the Lower Canada Rebellion in 1837 and, in 1867, a federation of provinces known as Canada was established.
Even though Quebec is soaked in its past, it is still predominantly European with vivid cultural scene that is treasured by UNESCO making this city worthy of its status as one of the top destinations in the world. Actually, it is regularly listed as the top 10 tourist locations by National Geographic Traveler Magazine.
Many interesting attractions are located in the Old Town of Quebec where you can find old churches, monuments and trendy boutiques. For more shopping walk down the Grande Allée or visit avenue Cartier and the Halles Petit Cartier market for high-end shopping. The whole city is very compact and can be explored on foot even on sightseeing tours.
- Dufferin Terrace, a boardwalk that offers a view of the St Lawrence River
- Place-Royale, a public square, but in 1608 it was a spot where Samuel de Champlain landed to establish the first French settlement in North America
- The Citadel, a kind of fortification in the Old Town
- Observatoire de la Capitale, the tallest buildings in Quebec
- Chateau Frontenac, a symbol of the city and the most photographed hotel in North America
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