As you explore and absorb more than 400 years of history in the home of French North America, take in the European beauty of this UNESCO World Heritage gem.
Put on some comfy shoes and explore the only fortified city north of Mexico at your own pace. Discover its fascinating history by going on a walking tour. A voyage through a variety of architectural wonders unmatched outside of Europe can be expected. Prepare to go back in time.
Describe Old Quebec
The oldest intact fortified town north of Mexico, Old Québec, which has preserved its colonial design for more than 400 years, was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985. It is the centre of Québec City’s history and culture and the origin of French North America.
Discover the historical treasures hidden inside the walls of Petit-Champlain, one of the oldest retail alleys in North America, including the ramparts and defensive walls. Discover Old Port’s shops and marina, and take in the atmosphere at Parliament Hill and the Plains of Abraham.
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