Quebec City, Canada

After a lovely time in Montreal, we continued on to Quebec City, Quebec. We were excited to visit this beautiful Frech Canadian city with its quaint streets, natural beauty and good food. We weren’t disappointed. 😃

Old town Quebec is comprised of the original walled city (upper), located atop Cap Diamant, and the lower city. The two areas are connected by a funicular that you can ride from Chateau Frontenac down to the narrow Petit-Champlain Road in the lower city. The city is also a UNESCO heritage site.

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Chateau Frontenac
The walled fortifications in the upper city
One of many squares to sit in, with Cathedral-Basilica of Notre-Dame de Québec, in the background
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The funicular! 😃
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Riding the funicular down to the lower city with a view of St. Lawrence river
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Beautifully painted store fronts in the lower city
Picturesque lower city – am I still in Canada?
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Mural in the lower city

During our visit, I signed up for the Montmorency bike ride with Cyclo Services. It was a 4-hour, 16-miles roundtrip guided cycling tour from Old Town Quebec City to the Falls and included a cable car ride to the top. The views along the way were gorgeous and the Falls themseleves, at 275-feet high, were impressive. Loved it!

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Majestic Montmorency Falls
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The chateau at the top of the Falls
Montmorency Falls and suspension bridge
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View from the cable car traveling up the falls with the island of Orleans beyond

On our last day in Quebec City, I also signed up for a food tour on Viator to visit the Ille d’Orleans (Island of Orleans). The island itself is not very big at 22 miles long and 6 miles wide. The 3-hour tour left from Chateau Frontenac and stopped at several locally owned businesses on the island: a chocolaterie, ice wine winery, nougaterie (love nougat!), and black currant winery. Our lovely tour guide spoke in English and French and we were able to sample and purchase items at each of the locations.

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At a chocolaterie on Isle d’Orleans

RV/Oversized vehicle parking: We stayed at Camping de la Joie, located about 20-min by car outside the city. The staff is very helpful and friendly. The sites are full-service but most are located on a narrow, hilly drive. Walking to and from the camp office can be a good workout for your calves!

If traveling without a tow vehicle, they also offer a shuttle service for a small fee, that departs a few times each day with drop-offs at Chateau Frontenac.

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