Canada-Quebec & Montreal-09/22-9/29/2019
Chateau Frontenac - 9/23/2019
|Old Quebec/Chateau Frontenac||Rue du Petit Chaplain||Rue du Tresor/L'hotel de Ville||Fortifications||La croix du sacrifice/Rue St. Jean||Dinner Chez Boulay|
Today we are visiting the Old Quebec and the first thing we are seeing is the Chateau Frontenac.
Sitting predominantly atop Quebec's upper town, Château Frontenac is the capital's emblem and most visited attraction. Despite its somewhat contradictory name, it was never a castle. It was actually built in the late 19th century as part of the series of "Chateau" style hotels for the Canadian Pacific Railroad company throughout Canada.
Le Chateau Frontenac is a historic hotel located in the Old Quebec.
Reputedly the world's most photographed hotel, this audaciously elegant structure was opened in 1893 by the Canadian Pacific Railway as part of its chain of luxury hotels.
Its fabulous turrets, winding hallways and imposing wings graciously complement its dramatic location atop Cap Diamant, a cliff that cascades into the raging St. Lawrence River.
Tribute Plaque to the City of Quebec
Designed in a Châteauesque style, the building features steep pitched roofs, circular and polygonal towers, and ornate gables and dormers.
In August 1943 and again in September 1944, Winston Churchill and Franklin Roosevelt met here with Canada's Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King to plot the final stages of WWII.
Monument of Samuel De Champlain located at the north end of the Dufferin Terrance and facing the Chateau Frontenac.
The monument is about 53 feet high with its pedestal and the statue is 14 foot high, Built in 1898 by sculpture Paul Chevre who was a Titanic survivor.
Too bad it is raining but I can only imagine how nice it is to walk here when the weather is nice and the view of St. Lawrence River is really fantastic,
Stretching from the foot of the Citadelle to Chateau Frontenac, Dufferin terrace offers breathtaking view of Ile d'Orleans, the St. Lawrence River and Quebec City lower town, making it a prefect spot for taking pictures.
St. Lawrence River in the background.
View of the lower town from Dufferin Terrace.
We are now going down to the lower part of the Old Quebec.
This is Cote de la Montagne, a popular street located in the old Quebec.
The street is considered to be the oldest street in town.
We are now headed to the famous “Casse-Cou” (daredevil) staircase which is in the middle of the street.
It is the oldest staircase in Quebec.
I am going down the stairs.. pretty steep and it was wet so I have to pay attention..
This is the bottom of the stairs.
Meeting points for tour guides.. Lots of people.
Lots of tourists listening to their tour guide...
The Old Quebec Funicular (French: Funiculaire du Vieux-Québec) is a funicular railway linking the Haute-Ville (Upper Town) to the Basse-Ville (Lower Town).
Climbing at a 45-degree angle, the railway covers a total distance of 64 meters (210 ft.).
The funicular was built in 1879
Next... Old Quebec, continuation..