Locals or tourists, there is no better time of year than right now to take a walk in the Old Port of Quebec.
Antique boutiques, art galleries, various shops, restaurants, cafes and terraces are bordering the main streets – St. Paul, Quai St- André and Dalhousie. The Old Port of Quebec has always been a place teeming with activities and is receiving more and more cruise ships from around the world in recent years. Following the various improvements, the Old Port of Quebec is now a privileged place of relaxation for both tourists and locals.
Here are some suggestions of must see in the Old Port of Quebec.
The Old Port Market
Located north of Bassin Louise, in front of the Bungee silos, the Old Port Market is open every day of the year and hosts several various exhibitors. You are offered a multitude of Quebec products such as cheeses, meats, bakeries, teas, spices, maple products, small fruit alcohols, fresh and high quality products that you will not find anywhere else. It is also possible to get products that are handcrafts such as jewelry, clothing, linen, etc. Hurry up before it moves!
160, Quai Saint-André st.
Espace 400e Bell
The Espace 400e Bell is a cultural center inherited by the 400th anniversary of Quebec City. It is located in front of the Louise Basin in the Old Port of Quebec. The Espace 400e Bell gives rise to major exhibitions and events such as the «Word Press Photo 2013″ , the Festibière of Quebec (Beerfest) and Bordeaux Fête le Vin à Québec (Bordeaux Wine Festival) recently.
100 Quai Saint -André
http://www.3e-evenement.com/ (event manager of the Espace 400e Bell)
Quebec City being one of the favorite destinations for cruises sailing the route Canada-New England, its cruise terminal has received more than 500 000 passengers over time. The Port of Quebec has everything to serve our tourists by the seas. The cruise terminal allows ships of all shapes to port of call, to start or end a cruise route in Quebec City. Thus allowing the curious to enjoy watching the beautiful cruise ships docked in the Port of Quebec.
84 Dalhousie Street
Museum of Civilization
The beauty of the architecture will impress you from the outside, and a visit inside will charm you with the quality of the various exhibitions offered year round. The Museum of Civilization is characterized by its innovative and daring outlook. It is defined as a place of knowledge and ideas, a museum that has the largest collection of ethnographic and historical af all Quebec province. A home of education and memory.
85 Dalhousie Street
Quartier Petit Champlain
Quartier Petit Champlain is located at the bottom of the funicular that leads to the famous Chateau Frontenac and extends from Champlain Boulevard to the Rue du Petit -Champlain and from the Sous-le- Fort Street until the end of the Rue du Petit Champlain. Whether an art shop, a boutique that specializes in fine products or a souvenir shop, a day of shopping in the Quartier Petit Champlain fill all your expectations! But that’s not all, there are several good restaurants, terraces and coffee after you restore your shopping.
Located right next to the Quartier Petit Champlain, Place Royale is considered the oldest French settlement in North America and is the location of the founding of Quebec. You may visit the Notre- Dame-des–Victoires church, the oldest church in North America made in stones. Visiting Place-Royale means going back in time to the origins of New France. This is where Samuel de Champlain settled in 1608. A visit to the Museum of Royal Place inform you about it while having fun!
27, rue Notre- Dame