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Intimate Quebec City

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Photo: François Dischinger

Settled by French fur-traders 400 years ago, Quebec City has never lost its Gallic heritage (there's excellent bread baked around every corner, shelves of local cheeses in neighborhood markets). The walls that contain the city and the bitter cold winters here tend to draw people together. Read the article

Destinations: Quebec City

Inspired by: Celebrating Quebec’s 400th Birthday — by Ted Lee, Published Jan. 2007

Hotels (3)

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    Hôtel Le Germain-Dominion

    Hôtel Le Germain-Dominion brings European charm with German accents to the Old Port district. This rustic 60-room boutique hotel was built inside a

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    Fairmont Le Château Frontenac

    Recently renovated 1893 landmark hotel set above the St. Lawrence River within the walls of Old Quebec. Aristocrat-worthy furnishings, such as carv

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    Auberge Saint-Antoine

    The stately 18th-century façade of the St.-Antoine doesn't give away what’s behind it: a modern boutique hotel, complete with sharply dressed conci

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Restaurants (8)

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    Boudoir Lounge

    Boudoir Lounge is the St.-Roch district’s see-and-be-seen joint for New French cuisine, cocktails, and a late-night music scene. Marked by a black

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    L'Échaudé

    Situated on an ancient cobblestoned street in the Old Port district, this casual French bistro is often packed with locals throughout the day. Insi

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    Eric Borderon Artisan Boulanger Pâtissier

    Eric Borderon is a French-born and trained artisan baker (boulanger) and pastry chef (pâtissier). His boulangerie-pâtissierie is located one block

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    Les Bossus

    Les Bossus is a family-friendly French bistro in the trendy Saint-Roch district, and located on the ground-floor of an old world brick building. Or

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    Yuzu Sushi Bar

    Yuzu is the sushi bar for well-dressed Saint-Roch district locals. Situated on a pedestrian-only cobbled street filled with restos, bars, and clubs

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    Aux Petits Délices

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    L’Astral

    Dine on pouding chômeur (caramel pudding) and enjoy views of the St. Lawrence River, Gaspé Peninsula, Île D’Orleans, and the ramparts of Vieux-Québ

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    Panache

    Since its 2004 debut, Panache has distinguished itself as one Québec’s top restaurants. With its exposed wood beams, weathered stone walls and rest

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Activities (7)

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    De Retour

    De Retour caters to collectors of 1950's and 60's modern furnishings, lighting, and objét d’art. The shop, located on Rue Saint-Paul, is one of abo

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    Boutique aux Mémoires

    Boutique aux Mémoires is a Lower Town antiques store for both the serious collector and those who are curious about Quebec’s decorative past. Since

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    Patinoire de la Place d'Youville

    The skating rink at Place d'Youville, in windswept Upper Town, is always packed.

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    Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec

    Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Quebec houses Canada’s largest national art collection. Set inside three Battlefield Park (also known as "The Plai

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    Musée de la Civilisation

    Known for its immense diversity, the Musée de la Civilisation (Museum of Civilization) combines permanent historic displays with rotating, interact

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    La Barberie

    La Barberie is not a place for a haircut, but a longtime microbrewery at the crossroads of the Saint-Roch district and the entrance to Lower Town.

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    Le Paingrüel

    Le Paingrüel is one of the most popular boulangeries in Quebec City. Located in the heart of the St.-Jean-Baptiste district, the bakery is housed i

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Similar Trips (2)

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  • Spend the Holidays in Old Quebec

    Quebec City

    Old Quebec, with its cobblestoned streets and 17th-century slate-roofed buildings, looks like a fairy-tale village, one with a French accent. No need for a car; this town is made for walking—and sk

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  • Tasting Tour of Brittany's Classic Foods

    Brittany, St-Malo, Cancale, Pont-Aven, La Roche-Bernard

    During the Anglo-Saxon invasion of England, in the fifth and sixth centuries, some Britons sought asylum across the water, bringing their language, their rollicking music (heavy on harp and woodwin

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