Photo Gallery: Québec City

Québec City in the province of Québec: 399 years old and going strong. A few existing sections remain from the 17th century, and most of the Old Town was built during the 18th and early 19th centuries.

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Climbing the cliff from Lower Town to Upper Town on Côte de la Montagne.

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At the foot of the funicular (an easier way to travel up the cliff) on the Quartier Petit Champlain commercial street.

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A hilltop with the opposite bank of the Saint Lawrence River visible in the far distance.

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The Terrace Dufferin

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, a wide boardwalk perched high above the river. The Château Frontenac hotel dominates the skyline of the old city. From here you can see…

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… activity on the river like this Canadian Coast Guard ship.

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Sturdy rowhouses facing the Parc Bastion de la Reine, a grassy lawn surrounding La Citadelle (The Fortress). Click on this image to see a larger version.

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In Lower Town, the plaza Place Royale and the chuch of Notre Dame des Victoires.

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Another view overlooking Lower Town from the Parc Montmorency.

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A less-visited section of the Old City.

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A mixed use street with shops and cafes outside of Old Québec.

 

All photographs on this page are copyright © 2007 by Laurence Aurbach.

Resources

A Brief History of the City of Québec — Official City of Québec website.

Historic District of Old Québec — UNESCO World Heritage List. Includes spectacular 360 degree panoramas.

Quartier Petit Champlain (photos) — Claims to be the oldest commercial district in North America. Certainly one of the cutest.

Société du 400e anniversaire de Québec — July 3, 2008 is the 400th anniversary of the founding of Québec City.

Map of Old Quebec

One response to “Photo Gallery: Québec City

  1. Alex

    Please note that ICOMOS next year’s congress will be in Quebec City to coincide with the 400 yr anniversary
    Alex

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