The Petit Champlain Quarter and Place-Royale
Next to Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, you have your first rendez-vous with the magnificent St. Lawrence River. After a walk on Dufferin Terrace, we invite you to go to the left of the funicular and down the steps. You will make your way to Côte de la Montagne. Soon, to your right, you will see the famous Breakneck Staircase. Straight in front of you, Petit-Champlain street hides hundreds of local treasures. In the same area, you can discover one of the oldest sections of the city: Place-Royale. Browse in the lower part of the town and discover Musée de la Civilisation, art galleries, antique shops, fur shops, the Farmer's Market and much more. If you have a little extra time, you can take the ferry to Lévis (round-trip is 45 minutes) to enjoy one of the best views of the Old City and, of course, Fairmont Le Château Frontenac! To return to the hotel, we recommend you to take the funicular railway to enjoy the view and avoid more stairs!
From the hotel’s main entrance, cross Place d'Armes Park. To your left, you can see and visit the Holy Trinity Anglican Cathedral. Continue on Trésor street. At the end of the street you can see another cathedral: Notre-Dame. You are now on the main commercial street of the Upper Town, Côte de la Fabrique, which will eventually change into St. Jean street. If you love to walk, you can stay on that street for a little more than 30 minutes and turn left on Cartier street, a beautiful local commercial street. Turn left on St. Louis street to come back to the hotel via Grande Allée. For those who have a little less time, we recommend you walk at least up to the fine grocery shop J.A. Moisan and Erico the Chocolate Museum on St. Jean street. To make your way back, make a right turn on Honoré-Mercier street where you’ll see and can visit the National Assembly. Do not miss the beautiful Tourny's Fountain just in front of it. Following this, enter back into the Old City via St. Louis Gate. To your right, you have the Citadelle. In the summer, you can enjoy the changing of the guard at the Citadelle and you can visit year-round. Finish your stroll on St. Louis street, which will lead you directly back to Fairmont Le Château Frontenac.
Plains of Abraham
From the hotel, take a left on St. Louis street. Once you have crossed St. Louis Gate, you can enter the Plains of Abraham to your left. The greatest park in the city has a lot to offer: museums, tours, history, rollerblading, running, gardens and much more. To make your way back to the hotel, you can walk down the long staircase that will lead you to Dufferin Terrace.
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