Quebec, also known as Quebec City is the capital of the Canadian province of
Quebec. A popular travel destination, Québec City and its surrounding area welcome
over 6 million tourists every year from all corners of the world. The city is
full of attractions and fascinating discoveries for visitors.
The city is internationally known for its Summer Festival, Winter Carnival, and
the Château Frontenac, a hotel which dominates the city skyline. The National
Assembly of Quebec, the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (National Museum
of Fine Arts of Quebec), and the Musée de la civilisation (Museum of
Civilization) are found within or near Vieux-Québec. Among the other attractions
near the city are Montmorency Falls and the Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré.
Lower Town, home to the first settlers of New France, encompasses the old
port district and a host of other treasures. Leading the way to Upper Town are
steep, winding roads and stairways with telling names, like Côte de la
(Mountain Road) and
(Breakneck Stairway). And crowning it all is one the
most photographed buildings in the world, the famous
perched atop towering Cape Diamond. In Upper Town, the contours of the fortified
city are easy to see and explore. In fact, all it takes is a short stroll to
understand why Old Québec was named a UNESCO World Heritage Treasure.