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410 rue St-Jean.
Constructed by the architect
Joseph Ferdinand Peachy this church was inspired by the facade of the Église
de la Trinité in Paris. The present church, which dates to 1884
features 36 stained-glass windows â€“ each consisting of 30 sections.
The impressive sound of the church organ is a final touch in this majestic
Aquarium du Québec
1675 av. des Hôtels
The aquarium, located near
the center of the city, contains more than 340 species of marine life.
This collection of animals includes everything from reptiles, exotic fish,
to seals from the lower St. Lawrence River. A wooded picnic area
makes for a great afternoon or early morning.
Jardin Zoologique du Québec
9300 rue de la Faune
This zoo is especially unique
because of the DuBerger River, which runs through the park. 200 animal
species make their home in the Jardin. The animals that call â€“ or
maybe â€śroarâ€ť the Jardin home include bears, wildcats, primates, and birds
of prey. Another unique feature of this park is that during the winter
months visitors can cross-country ski.
Musée de Québec
1 av. Wolfe-Montcalm
Showcasing more than 20,000
traditional and contemporary pieces of Québec art, the Quebec Museum
is a must see. An interesting feature of the museum is the incorporation
of a newly renovated building â€“ this building, however was once a functioning
prison that is said to date back to 1867.
Plains of Abraham
This park, named after the
river pilot Abraham Martin, is the site of the famous battle of 1759. However,
nowadays visitors use the area to cross-country ski and for sleigh rides
during the summer. And once the snow has melted, visitors can
lace up their in-line skates and take a â€śrollâ€ť through the plains.
1 rue des Carrières
This castle is Quebecâ€™s
most celebrated landmark. The Frontenac was completed in 1925 with
the unique addition of a 20 story central tower. Due to its impressive
stature and history, the Chateau Frontenac enjoys a wide variety of famed
Verrerie La Mailloche
58 rue Sous-le-For
Catch the sight of a true
master at work! The glassblowing techniques used in this museum
are said to be quite ancient â€“ however the products tend to be quite modern.
Master glassblower Jean Vallières gives a demonstrative workshop
Musée de la Civilisation
(Museum of Civilization)
85 rue Dalhousie
Oddly located, this museumâ€™s
locale is on the foot of a cliff. The museum designed by architect
Moshe Safdie, is lined with a limestone and glass facade that has been
made in order for the structure to creatively blend into the surrounding
landscape. Its campanile echoes the shape of church steeples throughout
the city. The museum tells the story of Quebecâ€™s culture and its
people. Many exhibits detail the arrival of the first, the role of the
Roman Catholic Church and the Québec nationalism.
Edifice Price (Price Building)
65 rue Ste-Anne.
Known to be the city's first
skyscraper, this structure 20story structure was modeled in the Art Deco
style. Built in 1929 it served as the main headquarters of the Price
Couvent des Ursulines
18 rue Donnacona.
Founded in 1639 by two French
nuns, this is one of the oldest of all girl schools. Located on the
property are the Musée des Ursulines and the Chapelle des Ursulines
â€“ both of which are open to visitors.
This monument was erected
as a tribute to Louis-Joseph Montcalm, a general who won four major battles
in North America.
269 blvd. René-Lévesque
Opened in 1971, the theater
incorporates two main halls. The halls are named in honor of Louis-Frechette
and Octave-Crémazie. For a taste of the theater donâ€™t miss out on
this site of cultural distinction.
Parc de l'Esplanade (Esplanade
100 rue St-Louis
The French began building
ramparts along the city's natural cliff as early as 1690 to protect themselves
from British invaders. 3 miles of walls surround this park.
Guided tours are offered in the summer.
Autoroute 10, Exit 68, Route
Recently added to the entourage
is the AFRIKA Pavilion and its gorillas and AMAZOO. Amazoo is a
water park featuring what is claimed to be the biggest wave pool in all
of Canada. Zoo features include family water games, more than 1,000
animals, the Children's Zoo, l'Île du Fort Magik and Château
850 Route 202
Parc Safari is a family
recreational park. Some of the sights and activities include animals,
swimming, rides, shows, picnics, games, trails, shops, and restaurants.
Parc safari provides the whole family with a full day of fun and discovery.