Café Félin “Ma Langue aux Chats”

At the end of my day trip to Québec City, while I was waiting for my bus back to Montreal, I stayed at Café Félin Ma Langue Aux Chats, a cat café close to both Old Québec and the bus station. The concept is similar to what can be found in Japan (and increasingly in other countries): It is a classic café, but with cats walking about. They were a bit sleepy when I visited but it was nice and relaxing after a day of walking.

Above, kombucha.


Observatoire de la Capitale

L’Observatoire de la Capitale is an observatory in Québec City. It offers a 360° view from the 31st floor of Edifice Marie-Guyart (altitude of 221m), near the Parliament of Québec. There was heavy rain when I visited so the visibility was limited but it was still interesting to see from above all the landmarks of the city.

Above, sculpture at Palais des Congrès, on the way to the Observatoire.

Above, Edifice Marie-Guyart. It is the highest building in Québec City.

Above, swimming pool at the Delta.

Above, Edifice Price and Château Frontenac in Old Québec.

Above, Parliament of Québec.

Above, Citadelle.

Above, Bassin Louise.

Above, Hôtel Le Concorde Québec.

Above, Plains of Abraham.

Above, Parc de la Reine.

Above, back on the ground.

Above, Delta on the other side of the street.

Old Port of Québec City: Promenade de la Pointe à Carcy, Bassin Louise

After visiting the lower town of Old Québec, I went on a short walk along the Saint-Lawrence River, in the Old Port (Vieux Port) towards Pointe à Carcy. It started to rain quite hard so I returned to the upper town along Bassin Louise.

Above, Château Frontenac.

Above, ferry from Lévis, on the other side of the Saint-Lawrence.

Above, Citadelle in the background.

Above, looking towards the Gulf of Saint-Lawrence.

Above, Place des Canotiers.

Above, passenger ferry terminal.

Above, old customs house of the Port of Québec.

Above, seats of Agora du Vieux Port.

Above, Monument à la mémoire des marins de la marine marchande canadienne de la province de Québec perdus en mer durant la Seconde Guerre mondiale.

Above, rain is coming.

Above, in Pointe à Carcy.

Above, lock between Bassin Louise and the Saint-Lawrence.

Above, Bassin Louise and silos.

Above, the upper town of Old Québec.

Old Québec

Old Quebec (Vieux Québec) is a historic neighbourhood of Quebec City. It is the most popular destination for visitors and contains many old buildings and landmarks, such as Château Frontenac, Edifice Price or Notre-Dame de Québec. It is recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Above, Place d’Armes, in the upper town of the Old City.

Above, Musée du Fort.

Above, Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, an Anglican church.

Above, Edifice Price.

Above, Halloween decoration near City Hall.

Above, Hôtel de Ville de Québec (City Hall).

Above, Laval University.

Above, Basilique-Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Québec.

Above, tomb of François de Laval, the first bishop of Québec, in the funeral chapel.

Above, Place de l’Hôtel de Ville.

Above, Monument to Louis Hébert, in Parc Montmorency.

Above, lower town of Old Québec.

Above, on the way to the lower town.

Above, people and shops in Quartier Petit-Champlain.

Above, funicular to the upper town and Château Frontenac.

Above, Château Frontenac.

Above, Place Royale.

Above, bust of King Louis XIV of France.

Above, La Vivrière fountain.

Above, La Fresque des Québecois.

Above, back in the upper town.