Once the center of international commerce for Quebec City, the Old Port is still busy and vibrant, welcoming visitors from cruise ships and others who come to enjoy the beauties of the city. Well-preserved buildings, many dating from the 19th century or even earlier, line the streets along the banks of the St. Lawrence River. It's the perfect place to stroll on a beautiful day, stopping in to look at the offerings of antique shops, art galleries and boutiques. When you feel the need for some refreshment, there are many sidewalk cafés from which to choose. The Old Port also offers many small, intimate hotels. If you want to experience the old city, you may want to consider staying at one of them during your next visit to Quebec. Naturally, you'll need to book well in advance since, by their nature, these beautiful little hotels have limited capacity.
The City Hall was built in a suitably imposing style -- a mixture of Medieval, Chateauesque, and... Read more