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Travel Tales: Quebec City. Oh so quaint.

If you’ve been following my travels so far, you probably already read my views on San Francisco and New York City. As Toronto is my base till the 25th of this month, I figured I’d talk about it later and instead describe my travels elsewhere in between.

My family and I have been in Quebec City these past two and a half days. We caught the Via Rail train from Toronto on Monday morning and reached QC around 4:30 in the arvo on the same day. I’d booked us an apartment via Air BnB and it turned out to be a lovely little place to stay in. With stone walls, a comfy rocking chair and close to everything, it was perfect for our family of 5.

Our first full day in QC unfortunately turned out to be a rainy day. It didn’t stop us from venturing out but it did dampen our enthusiasm a little bit. We roamed around some of the streets of old Quebec but mainly sought refuge in shops. However, we returned to the unit in the afternoon after the most amazing lunch ever. We went to this crepe restaurant Au Petit Coin Breton and they had the best crepes ever. I swear I had the biggest foodgasm ever.

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The view of the street from Porte Saint Jean

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The Church on a rainy day

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Inside the church

My crepes with strawberries, maple butter and whipped cream

My crepes with strawberries, maple butter and whipped cream

Horse drawn carriage

Horse drawn carriage

The next day we set off bright and early and explored the streets we saw the day before but this time, drenched in sunshine. We also checked out other alleyways of Vieux Quebec with its cobblestone streets and quaint shops. There are beautiful churches and other historical monuments in this place.

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Government building

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Cobblestone streets

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Check out this mural!

 

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Church

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Skyline of Old Quebec

 

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Love these streets

 

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Pretty looking shop

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I fell in love with the bright colours

We also visited the Parliament house, the Artillery Park and La Citadelle which are beautiful in their own rights. The buildings and architecture throughout Old Quebec are spectacular. You can walk the entire stretch in a day and if you like, enter some of the churches or museums. Even though I haven’t been anywhere in Europe, it certainly felt like I’d been transported there as the main language in QC is French.

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Fairmont Hotel

 

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Fairmont hotel from another angle

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One of the guards at the Artillery Park

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Parliament house

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Close up

I loved the laid back atmosphere, the beautiful town-like feeling and everything about the place. In fact, someday in the future, it would be awesome to go back there without my family to write and soak in some me-time.

It’s the ideal place for that.

You can continue to follow my travels on Instagram or my Facebook Page if you are interested.

***Linking with Grace for FYBF and Maxabella for Weekend Rewind***

Until next time,

Cheers!!!

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  • Amy @ HandbagMafia
    20 June 2015 at 12:21 pm

    Om living vicariously through your photos! I can tell I’m hungry because I’m poring over this post, thinking wow! Look at that place! That building is amazing! The fountain-it’s like a post card but I keep coming back to OMFG those crepes! Hope you’re having a blast 🙂
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  • Amy @ HandbagMafia
    20 June 2015 at 12:21 pm

    Om living vicariously through your photos! I can tell I’m hungry because I’m poring over this post, thinking wow! Look at that place! That building is amazing! The fountain-it’s like a post card but I keep coming back to OMFG those crepes! Hope you’re having a blast 🙂
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  • jess
    20 June 2015 at 7:37 pm

    Wow the buildings are gorgeous!
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  • jess
    20 June 2015 at 7:37 pm

    Wow the buildings are gorgeous!
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  • Sheethal
    21 June 2015 at 2:16 am

    Have been following your pics in FB and they are just amazing. Hope you’re enjoying your vacation n family time. 🙂

  • Sheethal
    21 June 2015 at 2:16 am

    Have been following your pics in FB and they are just amazing. Hope you’re enjoying your vacation n family time. 🙂

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  • Kaddu
    21 June 2015 at 3:50 pm

    Lovely buildings. I think I might enjoy this place. The first time I heard of Quebec was in a board game called Conquest. We used to attack countries in that game and conquer them. Target was to conquer the whole board. It was fun. Though I wasn’t very good at that game.
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  • Kaddu
    21 June 2015 at 3:50 pm

    Lovely buildings. I think I might enjoy this place. The first time I heard of Quebec was in a board game called Conquest. We used to attack countries in that game and conquer them. Target was to conquer the whole board. It was fun. Though I wasn’t very good at that game.
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  • elly stornebrink
    21 June 2015 at 4:42 pm

    The shops and streets look so lovely and quaint: I think I would love it there too! 😉 The architecture looks pretty interesting as well. Glad you at least got some sun to enjoy Quebec City. 🙂 <3
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  • elly stornebrink
    21 June 2015 at 4:42 pm

    The shops and streets look so lovely and quaint: I think I would love it there too! 😉 The architecture looks pretty interesting as well. Glad you at least got some sun to enjoy Quebec City. 🙂 <3
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  • Rajlakshmi
    21 June 2015 at 7:41 pm

    Quebec looks like a different city altogether. The streets and the architecture has a fairy tale’sh feel. Gouges pictures 🙂
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  • Rajlakshmi
    21 June 2015 at 7:41 pm

    Quebec looks like a different city altogether. The streets and the architecture has a fairy tale’sh feel. Gouges pictures 🙂
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  • Emily @ Have A Laugh On Me
    21 June 2015 at 8:51 pm

    I’ve been following on IG – I’m very jealous. Looks fabulous. And those canvas prints in my house were just from eBay about 10 years ago!!! xxx
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  • Emily @ Have A Laugh On Me
    21 June 2015 at 8:51 pm

    I’ve been following on IG – I’m very jealous. Looks fabulous. And those canvas prints in my house were just from eBay about 10 years ago!!! xxx
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  • CookieCrumbsInc.
    22 June 2015 at 2:26 am

    Omg, my heart stopped reading after maple butter :O
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  • CookieCrumbsInc.
    22 June 2015 at 2:26 am

    Omg, my heart stopped reading after maple butter :O
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  • Sally
    22 June 2015 at 1:50 pm

    This post is adding fuel to my wanderlust right now! Quebec has been on my must visit list since I saw a photograph of it during Christmas! It looks quiet, relaxed and oh so interesting. Love your photos.
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  • Sally
    22 June 2015 at 1:50 pm

    This post is adding fuel to my wanderlust right now! Quebec has been on my must visit list since I saw a photograph of it during Christmas! It looks quiet, relaxed and oh so interesting. Love your photos.
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  • Shilpa Gupte
    22 June 2015 at 5:50 pm

    Beautiful place! And,I, too, would love to visit the place all by myself. Just go and explore and sit in a cosy little corner and pour out my feeling onto a paper! 🙂
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  • Shilpa Gupte
    22 June 2015 at 5:50 pm

    Beautiful place! And,I, too, would love to visit the place all by myself. Just go and explore and sit in a cosy little corner and pour out my feeling onto a paper! 🙂
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  • J.Gi Federizo
    25 June 2015 at 2:44 pm

    Love the pics, as always! The inside of the church looks like those of our big churches’. The crepes look mouth-watering (and I bet in real life as well!). Plus that mural is simply wonderful.
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  • J.Gi Federizo
    25 June 2015 at 2:44 pm

    Love the pics, as always! The inside of the church looks like those of our big churches’. The crepes look mouth-watering (and I bet in real life as well!). Plus that mural is simply wonderful.
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