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Monday, July 31, 2017

Quebec As A Cute Little City

Today is my last adventure to do one last round of walking the streets of Quebec before its time to say good bye.

Since I only have a couple hours to spare before my bus leaves, I'd like to see what I can get my hands into.

Thank you God for giving me great weather on my last day....

As I was walking around doing some last minute window shopping, I went into one of the cute little town shops and asked what were some good things to see in the area of where the Notre Dame Basicilica was.  There is a small little street you would pass by the blink of an eye.  Down this narrow street there are some very special things to see.

As my mind was racing to check out this mysterious street, I found myself in amazement.

Du Tresor Street was founded in the 1960s, fine art students decided to display their work on the walls.

Thats right, down this small short narrow pathway is where all the artists around the city display their work.  As I walked by to admire the works of art, I realized I needed a nice picture for my bedroom. I found this incredible painting of the fairmont hotel but the size was too big and it would be difficult to pack in my luggage bag. Unfortunately I had to pass on the painting.

As a suggestion if you want to buy large works of art, especially several pieces, make sure to bring the appropriate size bag with you and have it well packaged up.

As I approached the Cathedral there were many people standing outside, taking pictures and chit chatting around. It is one of Quebec Cities historical masterpieces aside from the Fairmont hotel. Enough of the waiting outside, i'd like to go in now.

This is the primatial church of Canada and the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Quebec, one of the oldest in the Americas. It is a National Historic Site of Canada.

I am always amazed by the architecture of the cathedrals. I can never see too many because they are all designed so differently. It just amazes me how much time and effort is put in to building such a beautiful place. I can appreciate the different architecture between this Notre dame and the one in Montreal.

One last stop before grabbing 
something to eat
The breath taking Fountaine de Tourny is the entryway to the Parliament building. You can't miss it as your walking through the town. It is a big assest to the Parliament building. They go hand and hand if ya know what I mean. 

Parliament Building
The Parliament building is an eight-floor building in Quebec City, composed of the Lieutenant-Governor and the National Assembly. The building was built from 1877 to 1886, and is located just outside the walls of Old Quebec.

What better way to end the trip than to stuff my face with delicious mouth watering pastries. The hotel recommended this place but told me it was dangerous for my health...
An exquisite rendezvous between Europe and America
Café-boulangerie Paillard was created in an innovative gastronomic union between Europe and the Americas, in the heart of historic Quebec City, on June 16, 2006. A bakery, a pastry shop, a sandwich shop, a chocolate shop and An Italian ice-cream parlor now 
divides itself through 3 branches in Québec City.
Yves Simard, passionate at the origin of this unprecedented project, has thus managed to realize his oldest dream: to combine the delicacy of French cuisine with the rapidity of American execution in order to create a refined and accessible restaurant concept.

Uh, you can't get enough of this bakery. You have all the choices in the world of pastries, ice cream, drinks, you name it. I couldn't decide what I wanted so I practically bought the whole store. As I bit down on the pastry it just sank  right into my mouth. I knew I had to stop before I ate everything. Can always count on those extra pounds to creep up on you when your making bad decisions at a bakery.

Enough of the messing around, let go of the pastries and get on that bus.

After all the adventures, wonderful experiences, friendly and helpful people, and exquisite food its time to say goodbye. Lots of memories made in such a short time in a small but unforgettable city.  I realized in a 20 minute timeframe you can get through seeing all of Downtown Quebec City. Imagine how much you can do in one day that quickly.  But take a couple days to take your time and really enjoy what you are doing and learning. 


  1. Your trip looks AMAZING!! The cafe looks especially yummy!

  2. The city of Quebec is now one of my favorite places to be. First of all the weather in September is to die for . One of the things about the city that I just loved was how much I enjoyed breakfast at Paillard. The Croissants were phenomenal! I especially enjoyed sitting in the restaurant looking out the window
    people watching. Your wonderful city has some of the nicest people that I have ever met.

  3. That is so cool that they pointed you down the street full of art! And I love seeing the architecture in your pictures!

  4. Wow Carla! Great trips! You'll be amazed when you get here THE END OF THE WORLD or...THE BEGINNING OF EVERYTHING! jajaja

  5. One of my favorite cities I visited when I went to Canada was Quebec! Very beautiful, filled with a lot of history. Thanks for the share.
    Greg Prosmushkin