If You Ever Have 24 Hours in Quebec City…

Chateau Frontenac by day...

Visit the impressive Chateau Frontenac, now a Fairmont Hotel, up close…

and from further away. It was originally built in 1893 as one of the Chateau Hotels built for the Canadian Pacific Railway company

and from further away. It was originally built in 1893 as one of the Chateau Hotels built for the Canadian Pacific Railway company…

and by night

… and is even more impressive at night. (As at all Fairmonts, the afternoon tea is pretty good, and so are the cocktails)

Visit the 'sort-of-first-day-of-spring' festival (actually the day that all the restaurants open their outside sections) and ask you lovely friend to take a photo of your man drinking beer with a random blonde... I joke

Visit the ‘sort-of-first-day-of-spring’ festival (actually the day that all the restaurants open their outside sections) and ask your lovely friend to take a photo of your man drinking beer with a disapproving local in the background and a random blonde… I joke

...and then find some actual random blondes in their summer finest - the live music is cool too

…and then find some actual random blondes giving our free beer in their summer finest – the live music is cool too

Street art in the city

Stroll through the city (birthplace of Cirque du Soleil) and gaze at the street art and

Fondue at La Petit Chateau

eat fondue at La Petit Chateau. Then, 

Date night - our friend sent us to the famed Restaurant Aux Anciens Canadiens

for a date night – our friend sent us to the famed Restaurant Aux Anciens Canadiens for authentic ‘New France’ cuisine. The house was built in 1677 and is thought to be one of the city’s oldest. We recommend the Caribou Pie.

Parliament Building, with the Fontaine de Tourny in the foreground

After dinner, walk to the Parliament Building and take photos with the Fontaine de Tourny in the foreground. It’s pretty romantic, but less so when there are others doing the same thing

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