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  • 1. Église Notre-Dame-des-Victoires

    Lower Town

    Welcome to the oldest stone church in North America! The fortress shape of the altar is no accident; this small, but beautiful stone church on Place...Read More

  • 2. Fairmont Le Château Frontenac

    Upper Town

    The most photographed landmark in Québec City. This imposing turreted castle with a copper roof owes its name to the Comte de Frontenac, governor of...Read More

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  • 3. L'Escalier Casse-Cou

    Lower Town

    Often regarded as one of the most iconic attractions in the Old City due to its location and stunning views of the neighborhood. But the...Read More

  • 4. La Citadelle

    Upper Town

    Built at the city's highest point, on Cap Diamant, the Citadelle is the largest fortified base in North America still occupied by troops. The 25-building...Read More

  • 5. Maison de la Littérature

    Upper Town

    Well worth a stop for design, architecture, and book lovers alike, this stunning library houses permanent exhibitions on French Canadian literature. Set in a former...Read More

  • 6. Monastère des Augustines

    Upper Town

    Augustinian nuns arrived from Dieppe, France, in 1639 with a mission to care for the sick in the new colony. They established the first hospital...Read More

  • 7. Morrin Cultural Centre

    Upper Town

    This stately gray-stone building has served many purposes, from imprisoning and executing criminals to storing the national archives. Built between 1808 and 1813, it was...Read More

  • 8. Musée de la Civilisation

    Lower Town

    Wedged between narrow streets at the foot of the cliff, this spacious museum with a striking limestone-and-glass façade was designed by architect Moshe Safdie to...Read More

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  • 9. Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec

    Upper Town

    Situated on the city's liveliest avenue, the Grand Allée, this neoclassical museum in the park with a slick and modern wing is a remarkable steel-and-glass...Read More

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  • 10. Observatoire de la Capitale

    St-Jean-Baptiste

    Located atop the Édifice Marie-Guyart, the city's tallest building, Observatoire de la Capitale offers a spectacular panorama of Québec City from 31 stories up. The...Read More

  • 11. Parc Jeanne d'Arc

    Upper Town

    Bright with colorful flowers in summer, this urban park is lined with stunning 19th-century mansions and is often adorned with seasonal decorations. It makes for...Read More

  • 12. Petit-Champlain

    Lower Town

    Rue du Petit-Champlain, the oldest street in the city, was once the main thoroughfare of a harbor village, with trading posts and the homes of...Read More

  • 13. Place Royale

    Lower Town

    Place Royale is where Samuel de Champlain founded the City of Québec in 1608; more than 400 years and several iterations later, this cobblestone square...Read More

  • 14. Plains of Abraham

    Upper Town

    This park, named after Abraham Martin, who used the plains as a pasture for his cows, is the site of the famous battle on September...Read More

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  • 15. Québec–Lévis Ferry

    Lower Town

    Crossing the St. Lawrence River on this ferry will reward you with a striking view of the Québec City skyline, with the Château Frontenac and...Read More

  • 16. St-Roch

    St-Roch

    Hip bars and trendy shops pepper St-Roch, once an industrial area and now a technology hub. With so little locals living in the old part...Read More

  • 17. Terrasse Dufferin

    Upper Town

    This wide boardwalk with an intricate wrought-iron guardrail has a panoramic view of the St. Lawrence River, the city of Lévis on the opposite shore,...Read More

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  • 18. Antiques district

    Lower Town | Store/Mall

    Antiques shops cluster around rues St-Pierre and St-Paul, the latter once part of a business district packed with warehouses, stores, and businesses...Read More

  • 19. Aquarium du Québec

    Outside the Old City

    Breakfast with the walruses, lunch (carefully) with the polar bears, and spend the afternoon watching the seals do their tricks at this clifftop aquarium overlooking...Read More

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  • 20. Avenue Cartier

    Montcalm

    The mix of reasonably priced restaurants and bars, groceries and specialty food shops, and boutiques makes avenue Cartier a favorite lunchtime and after-work stop for...Read More

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