Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Aux Anciens Canadiens

We had eaten at Aux Anciens Canadiens before and wanted to go back. Like most of Vieux-Québec it was just a short walk from our apartment.

The building was built in 1675 and still has that ancient feel with low ceilings and narrow stairs. There was a mix of tourists and locals the night we were there.

Don't miss the maple syrup pie.






Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Le Chic Shack

We had lunch at Le Chic Shack which was recommended by a friend of our daughter.

Le Chic Shack is in the front of the Le Musée du Fort at 15 Rue du Fort. It has outside seating but we were glad to take an inside seat looking out the front so we could people watch.

While the recommendation was for their lobster burgers we had a regular burger and a chicken sandwich. We shared a "small" order of fries and left half of them.

They have wonderful milk shakes and locally made colas. I had the cola and it tasted like a mix of Coke and a fruity tea. Very good.




Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Pub St-Patrick

The night we arrived in Vieux-Québec we set out looking for Chez Boulay but ended up at Pub St. Patrick's due to the rain. Just as well as the Harp was great!

Pub St. Patrick is a very Irish pub near our apartment at 1200 Rue Saint-Jean. I couldn't find a date for the building but from the appearance it must have been 1600s or 1700s.

We had fish and chips and bangers and mash. With the rain outside we felt like we were in Ireland.




Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Vieux-Québec Monuments

Monument de la Foi

In Place d'Armes directly in front of Château Frontenac is Monument de la Foi (Monument of the Faith).

The park drops downhill from Château Frontenac to Rue Sainte-Anne and provides a shady spot to rest and soak in the activity.




Monument de l'UNESCO

Just across Rue du Fort from Monument de la Foi is Monument de l'UNESCO.

We took lots of photographs of the landscaping surrounding Monument de l'UNESCO but they don't really do it justice. The park crests a small (for Québec City) hill and the ground falls away from the photographer standing on ground level. This would be a perfect opportunity for a drone.




Monument aux Communautés Religieuses Enseignantes

On the short walk to the neighborhood grocery store I came across Monument aux Communautés Religieuses Enseignantes.

It's in the middle of a tiny roundabout (I told you Québec City feels like Paris).

The houses surrounding it remind me of a village outside of Lyon.




Monument Samuel-De Champlain

Near the Chateau Frontenac is Monument Samuel-De Champlain. Champlain was the founder of Québec City. Often there are street performers there that draw a crowd.





Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Château Frontenac

Château Frontenac is an icon of Québec City. It rambles across the highest point of Vieux-Québec and is visible from all over town.

Its very presence creates a focal point for activity and excitement in Vieux-Québec.

While we were in town there was an exhibit of  Salvador Dalí artwork in the Château Frontenac.

We can only afford to eat crème glacée there. Maybe next time.