The Ever Chic Quebec City

Quebec is known for its European flare including charming cafes and boutiques as well as culture and history in abundance. The streets are bustling with artists and entertainers as tourists and locals stroll, taking in the sites.

If you are planning a weekend away with your girlfriends or a romantic getaway, Quebec offers all of the benefits of a European stay with the convenience of being close to home. Ready to book? First, check out our recommended top hot spots. These stops are must-sees during any visit to la belle Ville de Quebec!

Where to stay:

We all love the central location of the classic Chateau Frontenac but the unique and chic Auberge St. Antoine was our top pick for a hot spot hotel. As one of the world’s biggest ports in the 19th century to today as one of the city’s most cherished stops for tourists and locals alike, Quebec City’s Old Port, where the hotel is located, continues to be a popular destination.

The Auberge St. Antoine boasts 95 rooms and suites each with its own unique story. A boutique hotel with a perfect mix of history and modern day just steps away from Place Royale, Petit Champlain District and Old Town. Made up of 3 historical buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries as well as structures and a wharf dating back to the 17th century, this hotel is perfectly located in the heart of Canada’s richest historical district. Many historical artifacts are on display throughout the hotel including exposed original floors and stone walls. Paired with luxury accommodations, fine dining and local charm, Auberge St. Antoine tops our list of Hot Spot hotels.

 

Where to eat:

In addition to the beautiful museum-like hotel and perfect location, Auberge St. Antoine is also home to one of Quebec’s most celebrated restaurants, Panache. Panache offers diners an elegant menu with locally sourced ingredients as its inspiration. Definitely a hot ppot for those looking to experience classic French cuisine in a luxurious setting.

For a more casual dining experience travel to Old Town and you will have plenty of inspired cuisine to choose from. Enjoy gourmet burgers and a unique spin on the classic poutine at Chic Shack Or, just down the street, check out the quaint Pain Beni for a gastronomical indulgence of classic European cheese fondue. Two Hot Spots that should not be missed.

 

What to do:

Quebec is known for its history and shopping as well as its reputation as a top food lovers’ destination but it also has many small gems that are perfect for the art connoisseur. Local galleries and antique shops are abundant in the Old Port area making a stroll down the cobblestone streets a top hot spot for the curious and cultured visitor.

If it is trendy boutiques and cafes you are looking for, the resurgence of the St. Roch area in Lower Town is where you need to be. Until recently this area was a less desirable part of town. However, it is now home to an interesting mix of shops, restaurants and people making it a favourite destination for the hip locals and one of Quebec City’s emerging hot spots.

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