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UNESCO World Heritage Site #123: Historic District of Old Quebec

UNESCO World Heritage Site #123: Historic District of Old Quebec

UNESCO World Heritage Site #123: Historic District of Old Quebec

From the World Heritage inscription:

Québec was founded by the French explorer Champlain in the early 17th century. It is the only North American city to have preserved its ramparts, together with the numerous bastions, gates and defensive works which still surround Old Québec. The Upper Town, built on the cliff, has remained the religious and administrative centre, with its churches, convents and other monuments like the Dauphine Redoubt, the Citadel and Château Frontenac. Together with the Lower Town and its ancient districts, it forms an urban ensemble which is one of the best examples of a fortified colonial city.

Quebec City has quickly become one of my favorite cities in North America. It is the closest you can come to a European city without going to Europe. It is probably the most French city in Quebec. The surrounding area is also lovely and merits exploration.

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  1. rosemary says:

    mind blowing pic…….
    Quebec is one of my favorite city. A Few days ago I had been to Sherbrooke and stayed in Hotel le President it was a wonderful experience …

  2. Dominique says:

    Impressive looking building in person, too. Doing the Winter Carnival and staying here has to be one of the things I’d put on my bucket list!

  3. I assume some HDR is at play here? Anyway, a true beauty.

    Regards – MRP | the candy trail … a nomad across the planet, since 1988

    PS: I, too, use the versatile Nikon 18-200 VR lens

  4. Annie says:

    Beautiful photo Gary! Would love to visit Quebec in the near future, seems like there is so much to see there!

  5. Matt Hope says:

    Great shot, what kind of setting is this? It is eery and almost pops out at you.

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