Quebec City, a quick get-away

Thomas and I did a quick trip to Quebec City, about a 5  hour drive from Camden. We stayed in the old city, enjoying the architecture, food and shopping. It's a delight to walk around both day and night. We took a horse drawn carriage ride around the city the first day and got the lay of the land as well a bit of the history. Quebec City is located on a promontory on the Saint Lawrence River and the views are spectacular. If you have the time while visiting Maine, you should consider going to Quebec, it's like stepping into a European city. Bring some good walking shoes since there is a lot to see and walking is the best way around Old Quebec City.

Visit this site to explore shopping opportunities:

This store featured fashion designers from Quebec Here are a couple of the designers's  I bought while in Quebec.

This site will have information on shopping and eating establishments in the Petite Champlain area of Old Quebec CIty

Great article on shopping areas of Old Quebec in and out of the old city. Pictured below is the oldest grocery store in Quebec on Rue St. Jean just out of  the old gates. Also, you'll find a great eye glass store highlighing French eye wear designers.

Many fine hotels in the Old City, of course the Chateau Frontenac  is a wonderful place to stay and also has a really cool bar that looks over of the boardwalk and the St. Lawrence River. We stayed at an inn, Le Port Royal, that has the old walls of the building but renovated in the interior with quite nice rooms, close tho the  Champlain Petite shopping district. Another place we have stayed There are also many bed and breakfasts to stay as well.

Chateau Frontenac

A great side trip is a visit to the Montmorency Falls, just a short 10 mile trip out of the city, has a wonderful restaurant for lunch.

A very fun and romantic get away!

Having fun in Quebec City

Boardwalk in Old Quebec City

Town at Dusk.

On the Street.

Night Fog.