Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Quebec City

Running in a new place is rapidly becoming one of my favorite things to do on vacation.  It is such a great way to see a city.  Since I run in the mornings, it is usually pretty quiet on the streets, perfect for sightseeing and taking things at your own pace.
Quebec was a great city for running and sightseeing.  The apartment my family rented was in the perfect location and I took advantage of this with an early morning run on Tuesday.
This is a gorgeous city with a European flair to it... enjoy the pictures below!
Saint-Jean Gate
Rue Saint-Jean, nice shopping street
around the corner from our apartment
Beautiful flowers in Place d'Youville.
The round sign reminds me of Paris
Hotel du Parlement, the National Assembly building 
La Fontaine de Tourney 
Park across from Parliament building
Saint-Lawrence Gate
Very easy to walk around & sightsee in Quebec
Pictures of the architecture & streets around town 

Place d'Armes
Chateau Frontenac 
Another shot of the Chateau, which is a Fairmont hotel 
Terrase Dufferin, the boardwalk in front of the Chateau
The oldest part of the city, down along the river
St. Lawrence River 
The Funicular you take from the top of
Old Town (Haute-Ville) to the lower part
of Old Town (Basse-Ville)
Rue Petit Champlain, main street in Basse-Ville
Chateau Frontenac
Notre Dame Basillica
My mom's maiden name is Cote, which we saw
all over town.  It means "on the side" in French, so the
sign above is for the street along side the Citadelle


  1. Thank you so much for sharing these pictures!! It seriously doesn't look North American at all ... very cool!!

  2. Quebec is one of the best place for vacation journey. Information make it excellence and attractive. It has well creation of nature.