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Québec

A historic city in a romantic setting
  • Queen Mary 2 dock at foot of Old Québec
    Queen Mary 2 dock at foot of Old Québec - Credit: Mathieu Dupuis
  • Plains of Abraham
    Plains of Abraham - Credit: Mathieu Dupuis
  • Petit Champlain District
    Petit Champlain District - Credit: Mathieu Dupuis
  • Cruise ships dock at foot of Old Québec
    Cruise ships dock at foot of Old Québec - Credit: Mathieu Dupuis
  • A helicopter ride with GoHelico
    A helicopter ride with GoHelico - Credit: GoHelico
  • Petit Champlain District
    Petit Champlain District - Credit: Mathieu Dupuis
  • Fall season
    Fall season - Credit: Mathieu Dupuis
  • Des Remparts Street
    Des Remparts Street - Credit: Mathieu Dupuis
  • Fall foliage in the historic district
    Fall foliage in the historic district - Credit: Mathieu Dupuis
  • Auberge
    Auberge - Credit: Mathieu Dupuis
  • Fairmont le Château Frontenac
    Fairmont le Château Frontenac - Credit: Mathieu Dupuis
  • Île d'Orléans landscape
    Île d'Orléans landscape - Credit: Mathieu Dupuis
  • Fairmont le Château Frontenac
    Fairmont le Château Frontenac - Credit: Mathieu Dupuis
  • View of Québec City from Lévis
    View of Québec City from Lévis - Credit: Mathieu Dupuis
  • Fairmont le Château Frontenac
    Fairmont le Château Frontenac - Credit: Mathieu Dupuis
  • Saint-Anne-de-Beaupré Basilica
    Saint-Anne-de-Beaupré Basilica - Credit: Mathieu Dupuis
  • Le Parc de la Chute-Montmorency
    Le Parc de la Chute-Montmorency - Credit: Mathieu Dupuis
  • Le Parc de la Chute-Montmorency
    Le Parc de la Chute-Montmorency - Credit: Mathieu Dupuis
  • Seminar of Québec
    Seminar of Québec - Credit: Mathieu Dupuis
  • Fontaine de Tourny
    Fontaine de Tourny - Credit: Mathieu Dupuis
  • Fall Foliage
    Fall Foliage - Credit: Mathieu Dupuis
  • Fontaine de Tourny and Québec's Parliament
    Fontaine de Tourny and Québec's Parliament - Credit: Mathieu Dupuis
  • Shopping, Petit Champlain district
    Shopping, Petit Champlain district - Credit: Mathieu Dupuis
  • Old Québec
    Old Québec - Credit: Mathieu Dupuis
  • Terraces and lively streets
    Terraces and lively streets - Credit: Mathieu Dupuis
  • St-Louis street
    St-Louis street - Credit: Mathieu Dupuis
  • Gare du Palaism, Québec city train station
    Gare du Palaism, Québec city train station - Credit: Mathieu Dupuis
  • Île d'Orléans bridge
    Île d'Orléans bridge - Credit: Mathieu Dupuis
  • Cruise ships dock at foot of Old Québec
    Cruise ships dock at foot of Old Québec - Credit: Mathieu Dupuis
  • The Greater Snow Geese
    The Greater Snow Geese - Credit: Mathieu Dupuis
  • Place Royale
    Place Royale - Credit: Mathieu Dupuis
  • Old Québec
    Old Québec - Credit: Mathieu Dupuis
  • Old Québec
    Old Québec - Credit: Mathieu Dupuis
  • Québec's fortification
    Québec's fortification - Credit: Mathieu Dupuis
  • Place Royale
    Place Royale - Credit: Mathieu Dupuis
  • View of Québec City from Lévis
    View of Québec City from Lévis - Credit: Mathieu Dupuis
  • Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier
    Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier - Credit: Mathieu Dupuis
  • Vineyard, Ile d'Orléans
    Vineyard, Ile d'Orléans - Credit:
  • Old Québec
    Old Québec - Credit: Mathieu Dupuis
  • View of Québec City from Lévis
    View of Québec City from Lévis - Credit: Mathieu Dupuis
  • Fairmont le Château Frontenac, the renewed roof
    Fairmont le Château Frontenac, the renewed roof - Credit: Mathieu Dupuis
  • Old Québec's funicular
    Old Québec's funicular - Credit: Mathieu Dupuis
  • Fairmont Le Château Frontenac
    Fairmont Le Château Frontenac - Credit: MTOQ, Paul Hurteau et Claude Parent
  • Place Royale
    Place Royale - Credit: Office du tourisme de Québec, R.Greffard, Ville de Québec
  • Petit Champlain district
    Petit Champlain district - Credit: Office du tourisme de Québec, Yves Tessier
  • The Royal Battery (1691)
    The Royal Battery (1691) - Credit: Office du tourisme de Québec, Luc-Antoine Couturier
  • Rue Sous-le-fort in Petit Champlain district
    Rue Sous-le-fort in Petit Champlain district - Credit: Office du tourisme de Québec, Benoît Camirand
  • Musée de la civilisation
    Musée de la civilisation - Credit: Musée de la civilisation, Idra Labrie
  • Cruise terminal, port of Québec
    Cruise terminal, port of Québec - Credit: ACSL
  • Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré Basilica
    Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré Basilica - Credit: Office du tourisme de Québec, Yves Tessier
  • Petit Champlain district
    Petit Champlain district - Credit: Office du tourisme de Québec, Yves Tessier
  •  The European-looking inside court of Le Petit Séminaire de Québec
    The European-looking inside court of Le Petit Séminaire de Québec - Credit: Office du tourisme de Québec, Benoît Camirand
  • Gastronomy
    Gastronomy - Credit: Office du tourisme de Québec, Yves Tessier
  • Parc Aquarium du Québec
    Parc Aquarium du Québec - Credit: Sepaq, Steve Deschênes
  • Laurier Québec, shopping centre
    Laurier Québec, shopping centre - Credit: Laurier Québec
  • Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec
    Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec - Credit: Les Photographes Kedl, 2004
  • The Image Mill in the Old Port section of Québec City
    The Image Mill in the Old Port section of Québec City - Credit: Office du tourisme de Québec, Nicolas-Frank Vachon
  • Marina in the Old Port, Old Québec
    Marina in the Old Port, Old Québec - Credit: Office du tourisme de Québec, Brigitte Ostiguy

Presentation

Discovered in 1608 by Samuel de Champlain, Québec City was the first European colony founded north of Mexico's Rio Grande. More than ever Québec City offers many festivals and attractions to all cruise passengers. This is Québec City!

An exceptional tourist destination : Here and Now!

When you arrive at the port you will catch a glimpse, from a cliff overhanging the Saint Lawrence River, the majestic Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, which is the most photographed hotel in the world.

Often referred to as the most romantic city in Canada, you are sure to fall under the spell of the European charm of Old Québec, the only fortified city in North America, declared an international heritage site by UNESCO. Its history is evoked by the old churches, stone houses, fortifications and canons that surround it to this day.

What a delight it is to walk along the Promenade des Gouverneurs, which runs along Cap Diamant, from the Fairmont Château Frontenac all the way to the Plains of Abraham, and to discover the star-shaped Citadelle. A horse-drawn carriage ride through its narrow, winding streets is the ideal way to fall under its charm. There are several must-see places to visit to go back in time to the origins of New France: the Place-Royale and Petit Champlain quarter where Samuel de Champlain built his first home in 1608, and the Old Port of Québec. Numerous festivals and events are held throughout the year. Don't miss the fabulous image mill spectacular night presentation!

Nature and culture close at hand!

Less than 30 minutes from downtown, you will appreciate the landscapes of the Île d'Orléans, the Côte-de-Beaupré and the magnificent Montmorency Falls, which are 30 metres higher than Niagara Falls. A trip to the Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, internationally renowned pilgrimage site, is also an absolute must.

The Jean-Lesage International Airport offers direct daily flights to and from Toronto, Newark, New York, Chicago and Detroit. Passengers boarding Amtrak Adirondack trains in New York transfer to Via Rail in Montréal to make the three-hour trip to Québec City.

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