While vacationing in Old Quebec City we enjoyed some delicious meals. Two of my favorites were... flavorful savory and sweet crepes (the simply prepared lemon/sugar one was the best!), and French bread topped with delicious aged cheese, roasted tomatoes, and fresh herbs, which was served hot from the oven. The best part was dining in the outside cafes, or quite often we were lucky enough to be seated at a table right by the open window. Doesn't food always taste better when dining outdoors?
Being able to walk everywhere was a highlight of the trip - no cabs or public transportation required. Our hotel was by the river and each day we would walk (aka climb) the hills and cobblestone streets to Upper Town which lies on the top of Cap-Diamant promontory. We would pass by the high stone wall, which surrounds this portion of the city, lined with many original cannons.
In all fairness to my husband, the girls and I had to force him to pose with this cannon. (Although, secretly, I think he actually enjoyed it! Hopefully he won't discover I've posted this picture.)
Upper Town is filled with charming old buildings and offers sweeping views of the St. Lawrence River. The most recognized building is the massive castle-like Chateau Frontenac Hotel which is perched on top of Cap-Diamont. Here you will spot authentic horse-drawn carriages filled with tourists exploring the city.
There were many beautiful churches to visit and on Sunday, we had the pleasure of listening to the church bells ringing.
On our last evening, we took a round trip ferry ride to Levis to enjoy the beautiful view of Old Quebec City by night.
Au revoir, Quebec City! We hope to return - perhaps during Winter Carnival.