Old Québec, it’s widely known, has a tinge of European atmosphere. This neighbourhood, encircled by the thick walls left by the French, will take you into another world. Time here seems to come to a halt. The visitors’ footsteps echo from the cobblestone streets and the centennial buildings. The waves of the St. Lawrence River slowly rock Place-Royale, the Petit Champlain and the Old Port. Auberge Saint-Pierre and Hôtel 71, which are both well established in Old Québec, enjoy an exceptional view on the Old Port and the River. In the shadow of Château Frontenac, this neighbourhood welcomes tourists in search of the atmosphere of yesteryear.
Old Québec is also the impressive viewpoints on the omnipresent River, on the lower town below, on Lévis on the South shore and on Île d’Orléans, which proudly stands in the middle of the River. The numerous attractions that this neighbourhood conceals, like the Musée de la civilisation, the Fortifications of Québec and the Musée de l’Amérique française invite you to discover the rich history of this four-hundred-year-old city. Relive its important battles, its innovations, as well as the evolution of its inhabitants throughout the centuries. From their kitchens, the restaurants of the neighbourhood let out their tempting fragrances, while the charming little boutiques invite you to discover the talented Quebec artists. Some treasures await you along its lovely narrow streets. Visiting Old Québec means offering yourself a piece of Europe in the heart of America.