Fall under the spell of Québec City’s charming and picturesque neighborhoods within the only walled city north of Mexico. Whether you have a few hours or a few days, strolling the streets of Old Québec is a journey back in time.
1. THE COCKTAILS
A hidden oasis in the heart of Québec City'sVieux-Port, the terrace at the Relais & Châteaux Auberge Saint-Antoine's Chez Muffy, beckons both your name and taste buds. You won't be disappointed.
Take a seat alfresco and enjoy handcrafted libations such as "Le Thé des Moines," concocted with Cirka gin, Lacuesta vermouth, green Chartreuse, Japanese green tea, Scots lavage, cucumber, ginger, lemon and cardamom bitter or have at the "727," blended with whisky Bushmills 10 years-aged, Maraschino liquor, pistachio syrup, basil, lemon, Unami Bitter and egg white. Chilly?On the back of your chair you'll find a blanket to warm up with.
The first thing you'll want to do is take a cruise aboard the AML Louis Jolliet, located at Chouinard Pier on the Saint Lawrence River—in the heart of Vieux-Port.
Next, you'll want to get a glass of wine at the onboard bar, find a breezy seat surrounded by panoramic views of Vieux-Quebec and surrounding region—relax, put your feet up, and take in the beauty at ease.
3. THE HISTORY
Old Québec is the only walled city north of Mexico. Strolling the streets of Old Québec is like journeying back in time. The eminently walkable walled city has a unique European feel and is extraordinarily well preserved after 400 years.
4. THE ARCHITECTURE
From Château Frontenac to the cobblestone streets of Quartier Petite Champlain, there's absolutely no shortage of stunning architecture in every distinct neighborhood that makes Québec City the ultimate Instagram-worthy getaway.
5. THE SHOPPING
Take a break from the big malls and enjoy open air shopping along quaint streets lined with historic buildings turned boutiques. You'll find treasures from souvenirs to the trendiest clothing in Vieux-Port, Art District, Rue Sant-Jean and Quartier Petit Champlain.