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... early the next morning. The drive in took about 20mins and we parked up near the Gare Du Nord train station. Once parked we headed of walking along the port back to the lower old town as we had missed out on photos of the old historic houses along Petit La Champlain when here a week ago. I dont know how we did with Miss Kodak in control but we did so this solved that issue. We then walked the 15 minutes or so back up the stairs to the upper town and headed back along passed ...
... restaurant – very nice lunch of chicken or salmon, plus soup and sweets of course – I had forgotten that when we had 4 courses for dinner that night!
On to another Cabane Sucre Shack to hear the maple syrup story again – they had 1500 trees and were still doing it the old fashioned ...
... the scenes tour with a young, enthusiastic guide, learning all about the history of the place. It's still used as a military base today, with soldiers living on site. They wear a uniform very like the palace guards of London, only the hat is made of bear fur and they speak French! The residence of the Governor General is here, and he comes and lives in it for about a week each year. One wing of the house had to be completely rebuilt a few years ago, as it caught fire and ...
... I was not about to complain since we did actually get in. Throughout the show we were made to shuffle around to make room for the constantly moving stage. While this would not have been my first choice of view points, it was actually really cool to be that close and to feel like you were a part of the show.
Since the show was in fact free, I expected a water downed version of the actual show. I thought this was basically going ...
... founded 1608 and by 1665 there were 550 people living in Quebec City. Quebec City was popular with the British and Americans all wanting a piece of it, with the British winning and in 1764 the whole of what is now Quebec Province (and was then called New France) was handed over to the British. In 1774 British Parliament passed the Quebec Act which recognised French Law, French language and Catholic religion in Quebec City. In 1977 the ...
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