Sunday, 7 September 2014

Quebec City

Quebec City became a challenge for us as we struggled to find anywhere to park. I would have loved to have seen more of the city especially the old town but instead we only had time to do a quick drive around the city before parking at the circus. Unfortunately that car park only opens just before the show starts so we couldn't park there early.

From what I saw the architecture looks extremely european harking back to its history.

The large building overlooking the entire city is the Chateau Frontenac. It's actually a hotel and believed to be the most photographed hotel in the world, on account of it's omnipotent presence in the city I'd guess. Its certainly a bit posher than the Best Westerns and Holiday Inns we'd chosen. The rooms seem to start from £130 a night so its not actually that bad. 

Remember though if you go out drinking you've got to stumble back up the hill to reach it. 

As we drove around we spotted quite a few people dressed up in old costumes and we think there was some sort of big event going on in the city that meant more traffic coming in and hence why we had problems finding a space...unless they do this all the time and the city is alway log-jammed.

I also managed to catch brief glimpses of some impressive pieces of art which gives a sign that the city embraces it. Another reason why I want to come back here on another trip. I think there was a lot more to see of the city than we managed in the time that we had.

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