Quebec City a mix of history and modern vibes; Kathleen Ochshorn; Tampa Bay Times

Canada – Historic District of Old Québec

From the walled Old Town to Battlefield Park to narrow streets lined with cafes, international visitors soak up the history and cuisine of Quebec’s capital.


In the Old Lower Town of Quebec City, the small Eglise Notre-Dame-Des-Victoires, dating from 1688, serves as a quick introduction to the fierce battle for this territory. A small replica of the Breze, a French ship that brought the Marquis de Tracy and his men across the Atlantic to fight the Iroquois in 1665-66, hangs from the ceiling. It’s a supposed lucky charm in a church named for victories over the British. When I visited, vocal music resounded as tourists waited their turn to get photos at the altar.


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