“where the river narrows”

Quebec: the middle of our journey, before taking a plane to the weast coast.

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Firsts steps at the train station, backpackers way towards our hostel. Firsts impressions watching all those old buildings with green copper roofs, great gardens and beautiful churchs. After a little rest finally in our room, we arrived at the Old Quebec. One of the oldest cities in the Americas north of Mexico.

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We cross the “Porte Saint Jean”, the ramparts, and want to get lost on those paved streets.

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Next day we enjoyed the must-see montmorency falls. The falls, at 84 meters high, are the highest in the province of Quebec and 30 meters higher than Niagara Falls.

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Coming back from the falls there is the benefit of having nearly the train station to go to the Marché du Vieux Port, a treat for all the senses.

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And then return to old quebec, discovering the Citadelle, and the Chateau Frontenac, on the top of Cap-Diamant,watching to the Saint Laurent river.

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You can enjoy the panorama walking on the Terrasse Dufferin and keep walking on those streets you can admire the Basilic of Notre Dame.

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Then you can joint the “Basse ville” with the “Escalier Casse-Cou” or the funicular, and walk around the art galleries, bistrots, shops of the Petit Champlain’s Quartier, visit the Museum of Civilisation or the Place-Royal.

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