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Battlefields Park, combining the Plains of Abraham and Des Braves Park, is an historic park in the heart of Quebec City. Witness to clashes between French and British troops and the the 1759 history changing conquest, this 103-hectare park is now a city treasure  enjoyed by residents and tourists alike. We left our amazing lunch at Le Hobbit and walked to the park and then followed the Dufferin Boardwalk along to the heart of Vieux-Quebec.

We entered the park here, near the Joan of Arc Monument.

 

A perfect crisp day for exploring.

Remains of battle.

Looking out across the St-Lawrence.

Beautiful vantage points at every turn.

Continuing along the Dufferin Terrace.

The beautiful boardwalk below the Chateaux Frontenac. When we were here two years ago, parts of this boardwalk were under reconstruction while the historic old fort was being excavated and turned into an historic site.

Jeudi 8 novembre: we spent about three hours at Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Quebec, a gorgeous gallery museum on the edge of the Plains of Abraham in Quebec City. This museum has an impressive collection of Quebec artwork dating from the 17th Century. A special exhibit of Art and Nature in the Middle Ages was underway while we were there. We also felt privileged to see a free concert by students of the Conservatory of Music in one of the auditoriums during our visit.

Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec.

The beautiful banner for the show that was on while we were at Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec.

The building on the left is the wing which had been a prison.