Every tourist destination has it’s attractions. However, because every tourist is different, these attractions have greater or lesser value. In this series Gary’s gives his reasons for traveling to a particular place. Hopefully some of his thoughts will entice you to consider adding this particular place to your itinerary. The entire series is being categorized under the heading, “Spotlights.” You may find more about these locations in the archives of this website, under headings such as, “Great Places,” “Things to Do in,” “Best of,” “Top 10” and “Places of a Lifetime.” In addition, there may be “Walking Tours” of these places available for purchase on the website for the low price of $1.49 each.
Quebec City offers travelers a European experience without the hassles of transatlantic travel. The city is both quaint and charming; plus, the people speak almost exclusively French so visitors feel like they are in a foreign country. Be sure to include Quebec City in any Canadian travel plans for at least the following reasons:
1. The Chateau Frontenac is a classic Canadian hotel and one of Quebec City’s most recognizable landmarks.
2. Quebec City has well-preserved fortifications, similar to cities in Europe.
3. Adorable squares are part of the charm of this interesting city.
4. Quebec City’s Old Town consists of an Upper and a Lower Town. A funicular, another common transportation feature of Europe, connects the two.
5. Several attractions just out of town draw thousands of tourists each year. One of the most popular is Montmorency Falls.