A Week in Quebec City?

Old May 5th, 2006, 03:49 PM
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A Week in Quebec City?

DH and I are trying to plan a short (5,6,7 day) getaway. We were going to go to Rome, but trying to do FF flights, and the time we would want there seems like too much right now, as I've just started a new job.

We live Boston area, so the flight is short enough.

What is the right amount of time to have a leisurely, relaxing time there? To give you an idea of the kind of pacing we like, we spent 10 days in Venice last May and could have spent another week. We'd tour in the AM, come back to our apartment in the heat of the day to relax and read on the deck, then back out to tour in the afternoon, and walk to dinner near the apartment at the end of the day.

We love really experiencing a place with time to wander, shop, sit and people watch, etc.

Also would love some hotel recommendations. We want to stay right in the old city. Would like to keep price under $250US/night. We like small (under 50 rooms), intimate places with charm and character, and location is really important.

Also, how would we get from the airport to the old city?
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Old May 5th, 2006, 03:50 PM
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p.s. Forgot the most important part.

We were thinking late Sept. Would that be too cold/rainy?
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Old May 5th, 2006, 04:02 PM
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p.s.s. Seriously looking at the Hotel Dominion. Their rates seem reasonable and location seems great.
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Old May 26th, 2006, 08:04 AM
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I don't know about hotels, because I was there studying abroad and lived in the U Laval dorms ( I wouldn't suggest those )

For the amount of time, I'm not sure...I spent 5 weeks there and it wasn't enough! But we spent a lot of time shopping and wandering the same areas over and over. I think that in 5 days, you could wander the old town quite a bit and maybe get out to see a couple other attractions. Seven would give you more time to see the Montmorency Falls, Ile d'orleans, and other attractions that are not in the old city.

Sorry I can't help more! Have fun and be sure to post a trip report!
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Old May 29th, 2006, 02:15 PM
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Stayed at the Dominion 1912 last year, I would recommend it. Nice and quiet, but within easy walking distance of the shopping area and other sites in Old Quebec. A week is good, it is a small city, but plenty to see. Restaurants DINNER: IL TEATRO 972 RUE ST-JEAN 418-694-9996, LA MARIE-CLARISSE 12 RUE DU PETIT-CHAMPLAIN 418-692-0857, Aux Anciens Canadiens 34 rue St Louis 418-692-1627, GRAFFITI 1191 AV CARTIER 418-529-4949, INITIALE 54 RUE ST-PIERRE 418-694-1818. We arrived by train from Montreal. I think you have to take a taxi from the airport.
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