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  • 1. Fairmont Le Château Frontenac

    Upper Town

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

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  • 2. La Citadelle

    Upper Town

    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 25-building...Read More

  • 3. Monastère des Augustines

    Upper Town

    Augustinian nuns arrived from Dieppe, France, in 1639 with a mission to care for the sick in the new colony. They established the first hospital...Read More

  • 4. Place Royale

    Lower Town

    Place Royale is where Samuel de Champlain founded the City of Québec in 1608; more than 400 years and several iterations later, this cobblestone square...Read More

  • 5. Plains of Abraham

    Upper Town

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

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  • 6. Basilique Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Québec

    Upper Town

    François de Laval, the first bishop of New France and founder of Canada's Catholic Church, once ruled a diocese that stretched to the Gulf of...Read More

  • 7. Cathedral of the Holy Trinity

    Upper Town

    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, dignified...Read More

  • 8. Chapelle des Ursulines

    Upper Town

    Founded in 1639, the chapel and its Couvent des Ursulines is the oldest institution of learning for women in North America. It houses the finest...Read More

  • 9. Fortifications of Québec National Historic Site

    Upper Town

    Thick stone walls stretching for 5 kilometers (3 miles), connected by four gates, and adjoined by forts, bastions, and even a citadel: with such a...Read More

  • 10. Henry Stuart House

    Montcalm

    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...Read More

  • 11. Hôtel du Parlement

    Upper Town

    The only French-speaking legislature in continental North America, the 125-member Assemblée Nationale du Québec meets behind the stately walls of this Second Empire-style building erected...Read More

  • 12. Maison Chevalier

    Lower Town

    This graded stone house (which is actually three houses brought together) was built in 1752 for the shipowner Jean-Baptiste Chevalier. This location near the docks...Read More

  • 13. Maison Louis-Jolliet

    Lower Town

    Louis Jolliet, the first European to see the Mississippi River, and his fellow explorers used this 1683 house as a base for westward journeys. Today...Read More

  • 14. Montmorency Park National Historic Site

    Upper Town

    Seemingly floating between Upper and Lower Town, Montmorency Park is a must-see for visitors walking up (or down) Côte de la Montagne. The leafy park...Read More

  • 15. Parc de l'Artillerie

    Upper Town

    The strategic importance of Artillery Park, part of the Fortifications of Quebec, lies in its prime location overlooking both the plateau to the west of...Read More

  • 16. St-Louis Forts and Châteaux National Historic Site

    Upper Town

    Venture under the Terrasse Dufferin to see archaeological treasures from the official residence and power base of the French and British governors. Massive excavations unearthed...Read More

  • 17. Wolfe-Montcalm Monument

    Montcalm

    Surrounded by a leafy, small park right next to the Château Frontenac, this 50-foot-tall obelisk pays tribute to both a winning (English) and a losing...Read More

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