Quebec City

Europeans first settled here in 1608, and throughout its 400-year history Québec City has been the focus of political struggle between the British and the French – a battle that still rages today in this home of French separatism. Yet despite this turmoil, with its beautiful riverside setting, heritage sites, and cobblestone streets – all of which earned it World Heritage status in 1985 – the city is a traveler’s dream. Poised upon the Cap Diamant escarpment overlooking both the St Lawrence River and les Laurentides, the city is home to a Francophone population rich in cultural pride and exuberance, magnificent architecture, preserved churches and monuments, fine cuisine, and numerous opportunities for outdoor adventure.

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