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Quebec, or Quebec City is one of the oldest European Settlements in North America.  This historical town was the site of the Battle of the Plains of Abraham during the Seven Years War between the British and French troops.  Today, it's possible to walk over the the memorial site where the battle played out near the heart of the city.   Nearby, in Vieux-Québec, fortification walls still surround the perimeters, within which you can walk along old cobblestone paths, stop at various cafes and restaurants, or visit museums such as Musée de la Civilisation and Musée de l'Amérique Français.  Also nearby is Château Frontenac, a luxury chateau style hotel built by the Canadian Pacific Railway back in 1893.
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It is preferable to have some grasp on French when traveling in Québec City and interacting with the locals - never just assume that they can speak English. I enjoy walking around vieux Québec (The old city). It is still partially walled and resembles a cobbled european city - P'tit Champlain was the site of the first Canadian settlement dating to 1604 and Québec City was also where the battle between General Woolf and Montcalm occurred on the Plains of Abraham. On one street (la grande allée) in vieux Québec there is even a cannon ball from this famous battle lodged in a tree. There are some great mural art projects all around the city. During the wintertime La Ville de Québec is home to a wonderful winter carnival and during the spring and summer it is bustling with many markets, street performers and a general good vibe. Catch an evening gig at Chez son père on the upper floor of a buliding on rue St. Jean in vieux Québec.
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Don't miss it in if you are around that side in Canada or America... an absolutely charming litle city with lovely places to eat, stay, drink and see... with, of course, a very French character to them, .... and its sloping streets and European squares are a treat... take excursions from here to the mountain cities in Quebec State north of the city...

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It's worth actually walking around the wall of the old city - I recommend literally walking along the wall, as much as possible.  It's an amazing view, and there's 400+ years of history and architecture to watch unfolding before your eyes.  Thinking about the violence and wars leading to the construction of these massive fortifications, including the Citadel (also worth a visit) deepened my appreciation for all the hard work of past generations of Canadians to resolve deep conflicts that could easily have carried forth through the generations... as they have in other parts of the world.  That had never really sunk in until I stood there and saw the real places where battles and massacres took place.
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