Quebec City is the perfect fusion of the romantic Old European atmosphere of France and the welcoming spirit of Canada. The only walled city north of Mexico, Quebec City has a decidedly European feel, delivering beauty, history and culture. Here are some tips from our Destination Specialists on how to take advantage of your trip to Ville de Québec, a Francophile’s dream on the St. Lawrence River.
Le Clocher Penche Restaurant
203 Rue Saint-Joseph E
If you’re seeking authentic French-Canadian cuisine, be sure to visit Le Clocher Penche. Serving brunch, lunch and dinner, this lively bistro is dedicated to artisan-produced and organic ingredients. A set lunch menu includes a starter, entrée and coffee or tea, plus the possibility of delicious add-ons, such as homemade fresh cheese and seasonal fruit. For dinner, Le Clocher Penche satisfies the senses with dishes such as veal sweetbread, homemade fettucine and marinated tuna. If you’re in the mood for a drink, ask your waiter to suggest a wine that will pair perfectly with your dish. This trendy local favorite is ideal for a memorable meal in this historic city.
Rue Saint Jean
While in Quebec City, Faubourg Saint-Jean is a must. From boutiques and clothiers to cafés and bookstores, this district is one of your best bets for local goods that you will enjoy for years to come. While visiting, make sure to stop at Chocolato rue Saint-Jean, a local chocolate shop that serves a variety of treats, including gelato, sundaes and chocolate-dipped fruit. From the unique shopping scene to the well-preserved buildings, Faubourg Saint-Jean has a European ambiance that’s hard to find in the Americas.
La Promenade Samuel-De Champlain
A 1.5-mile-long park on the banks of the St. Lawrence River, the Samuel-De Champlain Promenade is the perfect place to stroll while admiring the landscape of Quebec City. With both sidewalks and bike paths, there are a variety of options for enjoying the serenity of this local haven while still being within the city. Along the bank, explore open-air contemporary artwork and four themed gardens designed to complement the river. With advance reservations, you can also take a guided tour of the area. This romantic promenade is loved by locals and tourists alike, with its breathtaking views and myriad activities.
The perfect destination to linger in during your voyage, this belle French-Canadian treasure invites you to savor the local joie de vivre.