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Where to stay in Old Quebec

Founded in the 17th century, the historic district of Old Québec has been beautifully preserved. Wander down the cobbled walkways among colorful brick buildings, reminiscent of European architecture. View the original ramparts, which served to defend the city in its battles against the British. Or step down to the boardwalk for pristine ocean views. This UNESCO World Heritage Site has beauty in every little corner, house, and street, and a stop here is a must on your vacation in one of Canada’s oldest cities.

Hotels in Old Québec

There’s a fantastic range of Old Québec hotels, including luxury suites and simple hostel accommodation. Bargain hunters or solo travelers should head to Auberge de la Paix for discount Old Québec accommodation in the center of the district. This hostel offers a friendly backpacker’s atmosphere and is within walking distance of all the key sights. But visitors on the lookout for luxury hotels in Old Québec should check out the highly rated Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac. This imposing building is embellished with chandeliers and contains a spa, indoor pool, and 2 restaurants. The 2-star Hotel Marie-Rollet is another hotel with traditional furnishings at a great rate.

Things to see in Old Québec

Staying in the picturesque district of Old Québec, you’ll be right next to some of Québec’s top sights. One unmissable example is the Place Royale. This charming square will take you back to the olden days of Québec’s French beginnings. It’s also home to the Notre-Dame-des-Victoires Church, a small Roman Catholic church and the oldest stone church in North America, founded in 1688. From here, venture down to the Quartier du Petit Champlain in Basse-Ville. This part of town is full of charm and wonder, with some amazing artisan shops and outlets to discover. Stop for a coffee, sit outside and gaze at the buildings with their brightly colored shutters and overhanging greenery. The Haute-Ville (or Upper Town) also offers lots to see, and serves as the entrance to Old Québec. For an educational experience, visit the Musée de la Civilisation, with exhibitions featuring authentic Ancient Egyptian artifacts and First Nations artwork.

Good for couples

The enchanting alleys and houses of Old Québec are a delight for a romantic weekend. Book an en-suite room at one of the nearby luxury hotels, and wander around this historic and beloved part of Canada. The neighborhood is in no way a busy metropolitan area, so travelers can sit back and relax on a vacation here. Families will also love the easy pace and welcoming atmosphere of Old Québec, with nearby hotels offering great Old Québec hotel rates. Furthermore, backpackers can scope out budget Old Québec hotels and hostels for a great-value, simple way to start exploring the district.

How to get to Old Québec

From Québec International Airport, you can take a cab to Old Québec in approximately 15 minutes. If you’re driving, Québec is connected by highways 40 E and 20 from nearby Montreal, which is then linked by northbound freeways 81 and 87 in the U.S. However, visitors should be aware that Old Québec is incredibly difficult to drive through, due to its winding alleyways. Walking is the recommended method for getting around this district. Alternately, you can take the Écolobus, which travels from Basse-Ville all the way up to Haute-Ville if Old Québec’s hills seem too daunting.

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