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Our Perfect Weekend in Quebec City

Do you like quaint places? Does the french language sound dreamy and romantic to you? Is maple syrup one of your favorite food groups? Well boy do I know the place for you! Tucked within one of Canada's eastern Provence's is a little pocket of European goodness named Quebec City. We had the privilege of spending a weekend in this charming city and I hope that sharing our experience will help you to plan a québécois adventure of your own!

Arrival Day

We stayed right outside the edge of Veux-Quebec in the Hilton Quebec. The location was ideal because it was super close to the old town, but detached from it so it was easily accessible by car. Of course if you can afford to stay at the ever so famous and luxurious Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, then you definitely should. I am just not quite there in life yet...

We arrived at our hotel right before sunset and because we were starving after our six hour drive from upstate New York, we decided to go do some exploring and find a place to eat! Wandering around old town at dusk was absolute magic. The city began to light up and the european charm of the place really shines through. We happened upon a wonderful crepe restaurant with live music named Le Petit Chateau and decided to give it a go. It was delicious! After some more wandering around and taking tons of pictures, we retired back to our hotel to get some much needed R&R.

Day 2

There is no other proper way to start a day than with a good breakfast! I searched the internet to find a suitable place and the internet did not disappoint. We ended up at a place called La Buche and it was DELICIOUS. I only wish we could have tried more things on the menu because it all looked amazing.

Quebec City's old town is divided into two separate parts: The upper town and the lower town. The previous night we had only seen the upper town, so we thought it would be a grand idea to venture downwards. We had a little but of trouble figuring out how to do that, but eventually found the funicular to get down. It costs $3 CAD one way, and lasts only 60 seconds. There are stairs you can take for free, but my sister takes a million years to descend stairs so it was worth it for us.

Maybe it's because we had just went to Disney World and Universal Studios, but this part of Quebec City definitely felt like an amusement park version of an old french village. It was gorgeous, but packed with people and tour groups. It also does not feel very residential, there were tons of shops and restaurants that all seemed mainly for tourists. This is just my first impression of course, and probably not entirely accurate. It is lovely though, and for sure worth seeing.