The Upper Town, located on the promontory of Quebec City, resembles a small medieval European walled city. It is surrounded by walls and dominated by a citadel. The streets are winding and narrow. The Upper Town was the center of religious life in Quebec City. Indeed, the cathedral, the Séminaire de Québec, the Jesuit College, the Ursuline Convent and other places linked to the religious history of the province are located here. Located on the edge of the Château Frontenac, the Upper Town overlooks the Petit Champlain district and Cap Diamant.
Numerous parks that are well laid out also crisscross the area. Among them are the Esplanade, Artillery, and Governors parks, Montmorency Park and the City Hall gardens. Strollers can also take advantage of Place D’Youville and the Dufferin Terrace, which offers a magnificent view of the St. Lawrence River.
With its size and green and orange colors, the Chateau Frontenac stands proudly on the Upper Town and has been home to a luxury hotel since the beginning. In fact, it is the most photographed hotel in the world. The Château Frontenac was named after Louis de Buade, Count of Frontenac, who was governor of New France from 1672 to 1682 and from 1689 to 1698.
The tour of the Upper Town of Old Quebec was taken on September 12, 2017.
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