You can’t say you have visited Québec City without visiting Old Québec (Le Vieux-Québec). It would be fair to say that Old Québec is the heart and soul of the city given its 400+ years of history. Old Québec is composed of the Upper Town (Haute-Ville) and the Lower Town (Basse-Ville), the area is simply an architecture gem. With the Château Frontenac dominating the skyline of the Upper Town, you get a strong sense of the history and the allure that has led the hotel being one of the most photographed buildings in the world.
In addition to the Château Frontenac, Old Québec has many charming narrow streets that evokes its strong sense of its cultural heritage. Simply having the opportunity to explore and soak in the historical atmosphere was a privilege for me.
As beautiful as the Upper Village is, I actually loved the Lower Village more because that is where a lot of the local artisans are situated. I will be blogging about the Petit Champlain District (Quartier Petit Champlain) very soon!!