Auberge Michel Doyon
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... pleasure (and I use this term very loosely) of being blown away by the coldest wind we've ever felt and were grateful when the guide took us into a building where the temperature was one degree, to warm up. Jean again. Having finished the tour of the 'it's not a church but a fort' we ventured back into the old town for a bit more of a look. The weather is much more comfortable and the temperature is probably up to -10c. At least it's not snowing and is quite sunny. ...
Well, I am in Quebec now but spent the day on the train. Left Ottawa close to 10:00 am, had to change trains in Montreal. Nice conversation standing in line waiting to board with a lady who works on Montreal, but has a place here too. This is home and her parents are here.
Got a tad concerned because I didn't get a reply from the place I was planning to stay the four night I am here. So I cancelled that booking and started over. After a couple of declined bookings for ...
... I might give my legs a treat and take the funicular back up. The upper town itself just keeps going up, and up, and up until you get to the citadel that overlooks the city. Once there you take a guided tour (you've come all this way, it seems silly not to) and as part of that tour stand on the highest point in Quebec City. Here you feel like you have actually achieved something in making it up all those hills to the very top, and you ...
... like a piece of Europe has been lifted up and placed here.
For those of you interested in history, Quebec City is perched atop cap Diamant, overlooking the St Lawrence River and is one of the landmarks of North American history. Samuel de Champlain saw the potential of this natural citadel, and founded a fur trading post here in 1608. As religious institutions and government buildings sprang up within the fortifications of the Upper Town, merchants ...
... destinationand contains lovely mosaics and stained glass. Below the main chapel is the Chapel of Immaculate Conception with lower ceilings and mosiaiced arches. All the corners on the supporting posts have little mosaic decoration as well.
The grounds are landscaped with a large fountain in front and statues. There’s a museum and there are restaurants and motels in the area too, which, to my eyes, made it look a bit tacky. The church is ...