Quebec French heart in America

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Quebec is a colonial city with such simplicity and grace made monuments. Even today, retains some European air, like most Canadian cities.

Quebec is almost a natural fortress, so Charles Dickens named it the “Gibraltar of America.” It is located along the St. Lawrence River and is without a doubt is the cradle of French civilization in North America, or more precisely, a French stronghold where the roots are well entrenched, it maintains a steady hand in hand with English Anglo-Saxon culture, both official languages in Canada.

Quebec

Photography by abdallahh

Basse Ville (Lower City)

Quebec’s historic center is a UNESCO World Heritage since 1985, since it is the only fortified city in this part of America. The call Basse Ville is one of the most charming neighborhoods in the city. Its origin dates back to early colonial times and neighborhoods Chalmplain Petit Place-Royale and bustling with activity and beautiful windows with a melancholy and care. No lack of entertainment, art galleries, craft shops, bars and restaurants make the hours they fly.

Quebec French heart in America

Photography by Zingaro. I am a gipsy too.

Haute Ville (Upper Town)

The Citadel overlooks the city. One of its most important monuments is the Château Frontenac with its medieval-style turrets. Opposite the fort is open the Dufferin terrace, offering panoramic views over the river and the city. Very near here, in the Parc des Champs de Bataille, we moved to one of the most important historical moments in the history of America. This green space was the battle between the French and British navies in 1759.

Quebec French

Photography by jgreenberg

Summer Festival:

In summer, people in Quebec live their city to the fullest and that’s easy to find concerts and festivals during the months of July and August.

In the Summer Festival, the city is full of scenes and shows the foot of the street. More than 900,000 people participate in the proceedings.

Las Fiestas de la Nouvelle France, here we celebrate the arrival of the first European settlers to America. The holiday program includes drama, dance and parades. All with an immersion in the customs, music and costumes of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

Tips:

- When not skiing, Quebec, and across Canada, is a country where travel is recommended in summer due to low winter temperatures, which prevent sightseeing outdoors.

- In summer, it is very pleasant to walk along the Vieux-Port, and even embark on a river cruise.

Good trip to Quebec!

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