Our Trip to Quebec City – Part 2


As mentioned yesterday (in this post), Nick and I went to Quebec City to celebrate our recent wedding anniversary. I told you about the lovely hotel we stayed in, and today I'll show you some pictures of this beautiful city.

The historic section of Quebec City is one of the oldest European settlements in North America, and is the only city north of Mexico to have the honour of being included on UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites. It was built on a the steep banks of the St. Lawrence River, so there are many staircases and inclines to climb. It remains surrounded by a stone wall which dates back to the late 1600s.

Although I've just seen it with my own eyes, I still find it hard to believe that street upon street of buildings remain, intact with the original structures built back in the 1600s, 1700s and 1800s. I didn't notice a single modern building within the walls. We did see one construction site, but it involved a refurbishment, rather than a demolition and rebuild.

It was overcast on our first day in the city, which added a moody ambiance ...

historic district quebec city canada on st lawrence river

historic section quebec city canada

main post office quebec city canada

old buildings in quebec city canada

walking around historic part of quebec city canada

walking around old quebec city

blue door old quebec city

french street signs quebec city canada

visiting notre dame basilica cathedral in quebec city canada

in historic part of quebec city canada

notre dame cathedral in quebec city canada

row of shops in historic buildings quebec city canada

subway sandwich shop in historic building quebec city canada

mcdonalds and shops in old quebec city

↑ Even the fast-food restaurants and fast fashion clothes shops are attractively housed. ↑

in quebec city

streets of quebec city historic district canada

in historic part of quebec city

fountain and stone wall old quebec city

stone wall surrounding historic quebec city

historic building decorated for christmas quebec city canada

narrow street and gateway historic quebec city

After a long walk, which included lots of stair climbing, we decided to pick up a few provisions (wine, cheese, pâté, olives and bread ... you know, the necessities!) at Epicerie de la Rue Couillard, and head back to the hotel to relax.

epicerie de la rue couillard old quebec city canada

obligatory baguette in old quebec city

↑ Man with Baguette ↑

walking in old section of quebec city canada

After a snack, I climbed into the big dreamy bed with my book, and after about three pages, I was fast asleep. Following the best nap, we got ready to go out for dinner.

We'd noticed a place that looked good located just a few minutes walk from our hotel, so that's where we went. We chose well because Échaudé was excellent, in every way.

alleyway where restaurant was

↑ Along this alley, on the right. ↑

outside echaude restaurant quebec city

in restaurant 1

We weren't overly hungry after our late afternoon snack, so skipped appetizers and dessert, enjoying expertly prepared entrées and a bottle of what was delicious French wine.

cotes du jura wine

nick in restaurant

gnocchi with shrimp in lobster sauce echaude restaurant quebec city

↑ Nick's Gnocchi with shrimp and lobster sauce. ↑

salmon at echaude restaurant quebec city

↑ My salmon ↑

me in restaurant

And that concludes the story of our first day in Quebec City. See you next time for more! ;)

Thank you kindly for reading,
xo loulou
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3 Responses to Our Trip to Quebec City – Part 2

  1. henatayeb says:

    Happy Anniversary!
    Looks like a wonderful trip.. I love Old Quebec.. such a lovely place.

  2. ooh, great photos! I love Quebec City, it is so beautiful. And that photo of you with your hair tied back is awesome- you never wear your hair tied back!

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