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Miscellaneous shots from our last full day in Quebec City. It was yet another splendid day!

Lost track of the Church names. Let’s just call it “Impressive Church No.23.”

More random architecture.

Statues and monuments.

Church detail and bird sanctuary from the cold.

Turrets on an apartment building!

The “art” shot.

GJ the tourist.

The Châteaux Frontenac.

Rooftop view from the Dufferin Boardwalk.

Stunning views everywhere!

Looking out from near the Champlain Monument towards rue-Fort.

Monument near the Chateaux Frontenac.

More beautiful architecture.

One more last view of the skating rink.

This shop in Vieux-Québec had the most exquisite collection of glass shade lamps. I think they were Turkish.

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.

Spent a few hours exploring Quebec City’s Musée de la Civilisation. They have a very interesting exhibit of Nigerian art right now. Also walked over to the Public Market which, even at this time of year, has lots of local produce and products: especially apples, beautiful beautiful apples!

A gorgeous building and interesting collection. An afternoon’s adventure.

Take-away cups aside, this Chocolat Chaud was pretty good, but the croissants were fantastic.

We love to visit GALERIE LACROIX AC in Québec. It’s a beautiful space on Rue du Sault-au-Matelot featuring a collection of international artists whose work is fantastical and extraordinary. My favourite artist represented here is Bernard Louedin.

Galerie LaCroix AC, 21, Rue Sault-au-Matelot, Vieux-Québec

Throughout the city, decorations for the upcoming season were already in full force. As I have always wanted to visit Quebec City at Christmas time, I was thrilled. Most were tasteful and pretty; all that was missing was the snow! Here’s a selection:

After our walk, we jumped onto the bus which goes from near Montmorency Falls into downtown Quebec City. It was a pleasant ride through the small towns around QC. The bus dropped us almost at the gate to the old city. Vieux-Quebec is a UNESCO world heritage site. Here are the pics:

Skating rink inside Porte St. Jean.

Mmmmmm, crepes for lunch. Mine had cheese and asparagus.

The restaurant in which we ate the crepes.

Looking down into the Quartier Petit Champlain: shops and restaurants in the gorgeous stone buildings. I was delighted (I know it’s early) to see that the Christmas decorations were going up. I didn’t think they would be yet and I’ve always wanted to visit Quebec at Christmas. More about that in the next post.

The Funicular moves people from the lower streets of the old city up to the board walk beside the Chateau.

I never tire of old churches.

No end to the beautiful views.

Looking up at the Chateau Frontenac as the light is fading.