During my holiday in Québec, I stayed mostly in Montreal but I also made a day trip to Québec City, the provincial capital. It takes ~3h to get there by bus (Orléans Express). I spent most of the day walking along the ramparts of Québec. Their construction began at the founding of the city by the French in 1608. They are now the only remaining fortified city walls in North America.
I started the walk at Parc de l’Artillerie, crossed the old city gates and arrived at the Citadelle. I then made a detour through the Plains of Abraham then followed the Promenade des Gouverneurs to reach the Dufferin Terrace and Old Quebec. I spent some time visiting the area then made my way down to Quartier Petit-Champlain and the waterfront. It started raining pretty hard at that point so I went back to the Old City and Parc Montmorency then completed the loop to get back to my starting point.
Above, in Parc de l’Artillerie.
Above, looking towards Gare du Palais (train station).
Above, Redoute Dauphine.
Above, Porte Saint-Jean.
Above, Edifice Price, the official residency of the Premier of Québec.
Above, Place d’Youville.
Above, Maison Dauphine.
Above, Chapelle des Jésuites.
Above, Porte Kent.
Above, looking back at Porte Kent.
Above, Parliament of Québec.
Above, bust of Churchill.
Above, Porte Saint-Louis.
Above, the ramparts from the outside.
Above, Fontaine de Tourny.
Above, bust of Gandhi.
Above, Parc de l’Esplanade.
Above, Citadelle being restored (october 2016).
Above, the Plains of Abraham, where the battle for Québec was fought between the British and the French. It is a large park now.
Above, Saint-Lawrence river.
Above, on the Promenade des Gouverneurs. It goes along the wall of the Citadelle.
Above, cannon on the Citadelle.
Above, boardwalk of Dufferin Terrace, with Château Frontenac in the background.
Above, luge track.
Above, view of the Saint-Lawrence from Parc de la Reine.
Above, view from Terrasse Pierre Dugas de Mons.
Above, Monument to Samuel de Champlain.
Above, former post office (Édifice Louis-S.-St-Laurent).
Above, UNESCO monument.
Above, Parc Montmorency.
Above, Laval University.
Above, Quartier Petit-Champlain seen from the Park.
Above, on the way to the waterfront.
Above, funicular to Old Québec.
Above, view of Château Frontenac from the waterfront.
Above, back on the ramparts, with heavy rain.
Above, silos and Bassin Louise.