Quebec City, Canada
Pictures enlarge if you click on them. The mural on the side of this building features prominent people in Quebec city's history.
Catherine and I drove from Maine to Quebec City, Canada. Quebec City is a beautiful city and we had a wonderful time there. The historic district of Quebec City is the only walled city north of Mexico City. It is divided into two parts. The Basse-Ville, the older part down by the Saint Lawrence River, is where the first Europen settlers built and farmed. The Haute-Ville is on top the steep cliff where French citizens withdrew for greater safety from invaders.
Catherine taking the stairs down to Vieux Québec, the historical part of Quebec CityThese stairs are also known as Escalier Casse-Cou which translates as "Breakneck Stairs".
Catherine walking down even more stairs to Vieux Québec, the historical part of Quebec City
The MusesThis statue called "The Muses" is located in the Place D'Youville.
The Place D'Youville is a square located at the St. Jean Gate.
There are lots of boutiques and restaurants around town
Great Architecture in Quebec City
Catherine outside the Chateau FrontenacThe Chateau Frontenac opened in 1893 to house railroad passengers and to encourage tourism. The hotel is the city's emblem and can be seen from almost every quarter. Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchhill held two important summit conferences here in 1943 and 1944.
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