Pictures enlarge if you click on them. Catherine in the Place D'Armes with the Quebec City Armoury in the background.
After Catherine and I visited the Quebec City Armoury, pictured in the background. The historic armoury is located just outside the walls of the Old City at the entrance to the Plains of Abraham and is home to the Voltigeurs de Québec riflemen (Royal 22nd regiment), a Canadian Forces reserve unit that's also the oldest French infantry regiment in the country. Built in 1884, the armoury boasted the largest suspended wooden ceiling of any building in Canada. It contained First and Second World War memorabilia, along with artifacts of the Riel Rebellion. The museum also housed personal and regimental souvenirs, various types of arms, papers, archives, flags and pictures.
This plaza was once the military parade ground outside the governor's mansion, which no longer exists.
Pictures enlarge if you click on them.
Taking a break in the Basse-Ville, the older part down by the St Lawrence River.
Catherine enjoying dinner at Le Cafe du Monde.
Le Cafe du Monde is a wonderful restaurant with views of the Saint Lawrence River. It is located on the edge of the river, adjoining Le Terminal de Croisieres, the "Cruise Terminal". Catherine had a chicken dish and I had scallops and shrimp. The food was excellent.
Enjoying my scallops and shrimp dinner at Le Cafe du Monde
While in Quebec City we stayed at the Relais Charles-Alexander hotel. This is a very nice clean and comfortable hotel located on the Grande Allee. So it was within walking distance of the old Quebec City. Like European hotels, the room included breakfast. We really enjoyed our stay and would stay here again.
A nice breakfast at the Relais Charles-Alexander hotel
Neighborhood near the Relais Charles-Alexander hotel
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