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Best of Québec City, Canada | Private jet charter

Québec City is located on the Saint Lawrence River and dates back to 1608. Largely French speaking, it’s the only walled city in North America and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Divided into an Upper and Lower Town, it has picturesque cobbled streets and iconic landmarks, such as the Château Frontenac Hotel and impressive Citadelle of Québec.

Château Frontenac

With its elegant public rooms and strategic location above the capital, Château Frontenac Hotel is a Québec icon and celebrates its 125th anniversary this year. It offers guests outstanding views of Vieux Québec as well as the St Lawrence River. Catch the funicular to the hotel from Quartier Petit-Champlain.

Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré

More than 500,000 pilgrims a year visit this beautiful basilica dedicated to Sainte Anne – the patron saint of Québec. Located in the Beaupré district, the first chapel of this updated church dates back to the 17th century. While on the basilica trail, visit the Cathédrale Notre Dame-de-Québec with its stunning stained-glass windows.

La Citadelle de Québec

Located on the 100m-high Cap Diamant, Québec’s star-shaped fortress was built in 1832 and has ramparts and ditches to explore, all protected by its impenetrable walls. Highlights include the daily changing of the guard ceremony each morning.

Vieux Port

Dating back to the 19th century, Québec’s Old Port heritage is vividly evoked in the Center d’Interpretation museum which offers visitors a vision of the Bassin Louise in its Victorian heyday. Visit the daily market here offering locally produced fruit and veggies, arts and crafts – and you can even rent a bike here.

Québec-Levis Ferry

Seeing Québec from the St Lawrence River is a wonderful vantage point, so jump on the ferry between the capital and Levis. It’s a quick crossing and a cheap way of seeing the sights and the skyline. A good time to hop aboard is at dusk to enjoy the illuminated Château Frontenac and other iconic buildings. Catch the Québec-Levis ferry from Lower Town, near the Quartier Petit-Champlain and Place Royale.

Observatoire de la Capitale

Head to 1037 de la Chevrotière for the best views of Québec. The Capital Observatory is located on the 31st floor of the Marie-Guyart building and offers visitors 360-degree panoramic views of Québec across the walled Old Town, across the St Lawrence to Levis and Isle d’Orléans.

Quartier Petit Champlain

The former capital of New France, the enigmatic alleyways and heritage architecture of the Petit-Champlain district are now home to souvenir shops, restaurants and trendy boutiques. The perfect way to spend a peaceful afternoon on pedestrian-only streets, away from the buzz of modern-day Québec’s city centre.

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