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  • Fairmont Le Château Frontenac

    1. Fairmont Le Château Frontenac

    Upper Town | Hotel–Sight

    The most photographed landmark in Québec City, this imposing turreted castle with a copper roof owes its name to the Comte de Frontenac, governor...Read More

    Fairmont Le Château Frontenac
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  • Jardin des Gouverneurs

    2. Jardin des Gouverneurs

    Upper Town | Park/Playground

    In this small park just south of the Château Frontenac stands the Wolfe-Montcalm Monument, a 50-foot-tall obelisk that pays tribute to both...Read More

    Jardin des Gouverneurs
  • La Citadelle

    3. La Citadelle

    Upper Town | Military Site

    Built at the city's highest point, on Cap Diamant, the Citadelle is the largest fortified base in North America still occupied by troops. The...Read More

    La Citadelle
  • 4. Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec

    Upper Town | Museum/Gallery

    The 2016 opening of the spectacular new wing of the Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec (MNBAQ) increased the museum’s space by 90%, provided...Read More

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  • Parc Jeanne d'Arc

    5. Parc Jeanne d'Arc

    Upper Town | Park/Playground

    An equestrian statue of Joan of Arc is the focus of this park, which is bright with colorful flowers in summer, and often adorned with seasonal...Read More

    Parc Jeanne d'Arc
  • Plains of Abraham

    6. Plains of Abraham

    Upper Town | Park/Playground

    This park, named after Abraham Martin, who used the plains as a pasture for his cows, is the site of the famous 1759 battle that decided New...Read More

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  • 7. Basilique Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Québec

    Upper Town | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    François de Laval, the first bishop of New France, once ruled a diocese that stretched to the Gulf of Mexico. Laval's original cathedral burned...Read More

  • 8. Cathedral of the Holy Trinity

    Upper Town | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The first Anglican cathedral outside the British Isles was erected in the heart of Québec City's Upper Town between 1800 and 1804. Its simple...Read More

  • 9. Chapelle des Ursulines

    Upper Town | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Founded in 1639, the Couvent des Ursulines is the oldest institution of learning for women in North America. Its chapel is where French general...Read More

  • 10. Édifice Price

    Upper Town | Building/Architectural Site

    Styled after the Empire State Building, this 17-story, art deco structure was the city's first skyscraper when it was built in 1929. It served...Read More

  • 11. Fortifications of Québec National Historic Site

    Upper Town | Park/Playground

    In the early 19th century this was just a clear space surrounded by a picket fence and poplar trees. The French began building ramparts along...Read More

  • 12. Ghost Tours of Québec

    Lower Town | Tour–Sight

    Costumed actors lead ghoulish 90-minute evening tours of Québec City murders, executions, and ghost sightings. The tours (C$20) are available...Read More

  • 13. Grosse Île National Park

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    For thousands of immigrants from Europe in the 1800s, the first glimpse of North America was the hastily erected quarantine station at Grosse...Read More

  • 14. Henry Stuart House

    Upper Town | House/Mansion/Villa

    If you want to get a firsthand look at how the well-to-do English residents of Québec City lived in a bygone era, this is the place. Built in...Read More

  • 15. Montcalm Monument

    Montcalm | Memorial/Monument/Tomb

    France and Canada jointly erected this monument honoring Louis-Joseph Montcalm, the French general who gained his fame by winning four major...Read More

  • 16. Morrin Cultural Centre

    Upper Town | Library/Archive

    This stately gray-stone building has served many purposes, from imprisoning and executing criminals to storing the national archives. Built...Read More

  • 17. Musée de l'Amérique Francophone

    Upper Town | Museum/Gallery

    A former student residence of the Séminaire de Québec houses this museum, which focuses on the history of the French in North America. Among...Read More

  • 18. Musée des Ursulines

    Upper Town | Museum/Gallery

    The former residence of Madame de la Peltrie, the laywoman who helped found the convent, is now a museum providing an informative perspective...Read More

  • 19. Musée du Fort

    Upper Town | Museum/Gallery

    A 30-minute sound-and-light show reenacts the area's important battles, including the Battle of the Plains of Abraham and the 1775 attack by...Read More

  • 20. Parc de l'Artillerie

    Upper Town | Military Site

    If the ornate china and regimental silver glittering in the beautifully restored officers' mess in this national historic site are any indication...Read More

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