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Walking in Quebec
Quebec City, Canada
Night falls over delightful Quebec City, Canada. (J.F. Bergeron/courtesy, Quebec City Tourism)

4. Walking Quebec
The first time I visited the city of Quebec, I felt like a time traveler. Everyone spoke French, and the city resembled what I imagined a medieval village in France to look like. Its walled ramparts, historic sites, and museums bring to life such events as the battle between the British and the French on the Plains of Abraham.

This unique North American city remains one that can be truly appreciated only on foot. Wander among the granite houses of the Upper Town and view the imposing spires of the Chateau Frontenac (a luxury-class Fairmont hotel actually built in the 19th century) to let Quebec weave its magic. Meander through the beautifully restored Lower Town for complete immersion.

You can follow innovative walking tours such as the VivaCite self-guided trail, marked by a circle on the sidewalks, or be led by one of its certified guides (some French-accented, some in period costume). Don't try to cover everything in a day or you'll be footsore. Oh, and the food is pretty sensational too.'s Quebec City Vacation Guide has all of the info you need about visiting this exciting city.

Published: 7 Apr 2009 | Last Updated: 15 Apr 2011
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication


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