Get your camera ready – this is one picturesque, quaint, UNESCO World Heritage listed, walled city! Here is a guide to seeing some of the key locations of Old Québec on foot.
In just a few days, it’s possible to get an overview of the main sites of Québec’s old town, as it’s rather compact. This Northern American, but very European, Canadian city is certainly steeped in history. But, I won’t get into talking about past wars between the French and the English here.
Wars aside, Québec for me, was really about the intriguing, stone alleyways laid in the 1600s, vibrant window shutters that contrasted with cascading effervescent flowers, wooden doorways leading to mysterious courtyards, murals, artisans, open-air cafes, street musicians, restaurants, ancient churches, charismatic piazzas and overflowing charm. Not to mention, the old town’s prime location and pleasant aspect on the Saint Lawrence River.
If you’re looking for a self-guided walk – you might like to follow my footsteps of my afternoon in Old Québec.