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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 de la Civilisation

    Lower Town | Museum/Gallery

    Wedged between narrow streets at the foot of the cliff, this spacious museum with a striking limestone-and-glass facade was designed by architect...Read More

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  • Place Royale

    5. Place Royale

    Lower Town | Plaza/Square/Piazza

    The houses that encircle this cobblestone square, with steep Normandy-style roofs, dormer windows, and chimneys, were once the homes of wealthy...Read More

    Place Royale
  • 6. 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

  • 7. 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

  • 8. L'Escalier Casse-Cou

    Lower Town | Building/Architectural Site

    The steepness of the city's first iron stairway, an ambitious 1893 design by city architect and engineer Charles Baillairgé, is ample evidence...Read More

  • 9. Maison Chevalier

    Lower Town | House/Mansion/Villa

    This old stone house (which is actually three houses brought together) was built in 1752 for the shipowner Jean-Baptiste Chevalier. Its classic...Read More

  • 10. 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

  • 11. Rue du Petit-Champlain

    Lower Town | Neighborhood/Street

    The oldest street in the city was once the main street of a harbor village, with trading posts and the homes of rich merchants. Today it has...Read More

  • 12. Terrasse Dufferin

    Upper Town | Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

    This wide boardwalk with an intricate wrought-iron guardrail has a panoramic view of the St. Lawrence River, the town of Lévis on the opposite...Read More

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