cultural immersions

Immersion Vieux-Québec

A little bit of old Europe on North American soil, Quèbec is the only fortified city north of Mexico. The legendary French explorer Samuel de Champlain founded the city at the beginning of the 17th century, and the ramparts, gates and other fortifications that still encircle it bear solid witness to its role in wars for control of the Americas. 

 

Perched on cliffs overlooking the St. Lawrence River, locations such as Terrace Dufferin offer views of the countryside, Ile d'Orlèans and beyond. But the emblematic attraction of the entire city is surely the Chateau Frontenac, a relative newcomer to a city rich in architecture where museums, churches and houses date to the 1600's.  

  

Duration: 2 hours.  Distance: 2 km (1,2 milles).  Languages: français, anglais

Meeting Place: Place d’Youville (bus terminus)

Participants: 6. Minimum age: 12 

  

Itinerary

Place d’Youville - Rue St-Jean - Centre Morrin - église St-Andrews - jardin de l’Hotel de Ville - basilique-cathédrale Notre-Dame de Québec - cours du Séminaire - parc Montmorency - Terrasse Dufferin - Place d’Armes - Château Frontenac - parc des Gouverneurs​ - parc Pierre Dugua de Mons - Porte St-Louis - parc de l’Esplanade - Place d'Youville.