Canada-Quebec & Montreal-09/22-9/29/2019

Old town, Quebec City, Canada
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

Petit Champlain - 9/23/2019

Petit Champlain is a small commercial zone located in the old Quebec City and claimed that it's the oldest commercial district in North America.  In French it is referred to as a quartier (neighborhood) although it is not an official one recognized by the City. It is named after Samuel de Champlain, who founded Quebec City in 1608.

This the main street: rue du petit Champlain.


Lots of local stores, lots or artisanal shops with very unique designs.

Le Lapin sauté restaurant.  I really like their store front.


How cute is this with all the tiny pots hanging upside down and looking like bells.


They also have an outdoor patio.  Looks so nice and so comfy.


View of the patio.


Same street just a bit further down le petit Champlain street.


A cute store..






Another interesting store front with the pig looking in the restaurant.


Le cochon dingue is a 100% Quebec bistro but with a Parisian Flair.

Very cute


We are now on the Boulevard Champlain and this is the main store front.




Panoramic view of the area.


Rue du Cul de Sac (dead end street)


Colorful umbrellas hanging in the Cul de Sac street.

We are in the lower part of town and from this area you can see the Chateau Frontenac located up above.



Hoa took this picture of Chinese tourists taking pictures of the Chateau Frontenac.


We are now on Rue Sous du Fort which is about 2 minutes walk from the Quartier du petit Champlain


Notre dame des victores is a small Roman Catholic stone church in the lower town of Old Quebec City, more precisely on Place Royale.


Construction started in 1687 on the site of Champlain's house and was completed in 1723.  The church is one of the oldest in North America.

It was closed so we could not get in to see it.


In the middle of the square is an enormous snow globe named Eternal Snow with a bust of Louis XIV, the French Sun King.


The sign said: for a single summer, Eternal Snow will stand as a reminder to all of the rigorous of Quebec winters.  The bust of Louis XIV, trapped in an eternal snowstorm is the centerpiece of the this oversized snow globe, and item normally bought as a s souvenir, but here transposed in a monumental scale to represent an imagined meeting between the Sun King and the winter, that most emblematic of season in Quebec.  Thought the bust seems to dominate, it is the snow that becomes the object of memory here.  By capturing a "sample" of winter, the installation rises above the passage of the seasons, bringing two climates into coexistence.


The street behind Rue Sous du Fort leading to St. Lawrence river.



We are now back to Cote de La montagne back to the upper part of the city.


Next... L'hotel de Ville, Cathedral Notre Dame,




Our house


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