When you look at a map of the U.S. the northern part of Maine looks like it could be part of Canada, so that’s the first clue that it’s a pretty easy trek to places like New Brunswick, Montreal or Quebec City.
At the last minute the hubby and I decided a trip to Quebec City would be a great way to wind down our time in Maine. It’s little more than a 5 hour drive through small towns and beautiful wooded areas with the Kennebec River running through them.
In places, one could almost feel as if nothing had ever been there except for the moose which motorists were warned to be aware of. Though Maine is said to have lots of moose, would you believe I’ve not seen a single one!
On to Quebec City and the old town where French is the language of choice though on this trip it seemed that folks were a little more open to speaking English. Exploring the area is an absolute delight. The streets are narrow and cobblestoned meant for pedestrians only.
There’s quite a lot to do there, but you can find out about all that on Trip Advisor or in a guide book. What I’m going to share with you are the things that caught my eye.
Window boxes which no doubt change with the season.
Shutters, the kind that remind me of Provence.
Clever signs outside every shop and restaurant.
Art in unexpected places!
Murals so lifelike you felt like you’d entered another time.Rooftops with their differing lines and colors.
The market filled with local produce, meats, cheese and prepared goodies. No way can I pass up a good market!
And, of course, the Frontenac Hotel built in the late 1800’s by the Canadian railway cannot be overlooked.
Located high above the old town, it reminds of chateaux built in the 14th and `15th centuries in the Loire Valley. No matter from which angle it is viewed, it is extraordinary.
So there you have it, my view of Quebec City. If you’ve been there, please share what caught your eye.
i so appreciate your visit and the comments you leave behind
20 thoughts on “Through My Eyes: Quebec City”
So beautiful and full of charm! Wonderful pictures as always
Linda, I am so glad you shared your visit to Quebec City! I started planning us a trip last winter for a summer visit and we went to the British Isles instead. After seeing your photos, I think a trip might be in our future!
It’s a great place to explore as well as very charming.
What a nice visit you offered us….thank you….
I’ve never seen pictures of Quebec before…fascinating. I was interested in the mural as It was done by a French muralist that I met last year in Lyon…extraordinary:)
Really? Do you know when it was done?
I love these pictures. We were also in Quebec City back at the end of summer. Beautiful place.
Did you enjoy the food as much as we did? I want to go back just to eat!
We loved the food in Quebec all over. Even the fast food was really good – did you ever try a roast chicken chain called St. Hubert?
No, there just wasn’t time to try it all.
It has been about five years since I was last in Quebec City, but your post brought it all back. What a wonderful place this is!
Indeed it is. Good food, too!
Beautiful photos! Loved seeing it through “your eyes”!
Oh gorgeous! Love the window boxes and murals!! I’ve got to visit some day!
Thanks for the Canada information. I have been to all those places and really loved the visit. You don’t know of any good Bed & Breakfast to hang our hats while there, do you, Jann?
Oh, Linda – you just might have reminded of a place to visit with my cousin to celebrate our birthday. I have been to the Frontenac several times, but not within the last 10 years. Thanks for the wonderful thoughts, beautiful scenes and reminders of what it was like.😎
Great photos, Lulu. Love the murals! 🙂
The city looks gorgeous! Your post and photos made me want to visit.
You captured such an amazing city.