Hotel Champlain Old Quebec

hotel champlain old quebec

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  • Hotel Champlain is a historic hotel located in Plattsburgh, New York. It served as William McKinley's "Summer White House".

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  • Old Quebec (Vieux-Quebec) is a neighbourhood of Quebec City, the capital of the province of Quebec in Canada. Generally speaking 'Old Quebec' refers to the part of the city within the walls. Other parts of the city have structures as old but the term generally refers to "within the walls".

The Old City with the Hotel Frontenac on top.

The Old City with the Hotel Frontenac on top.

Quebec City is one of the oldest European settlements in North America. While many of the major cities in Mexico date from the sixteenth century, among cities in Canada and the U.S.A. only St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador; Port Royal, Nova Scotia; St. Augustine, Florida; Santa Fe, New Mexico; Jamestown, Virginia; and Tadoussac, Quebec were created earlier than Quebec City. However, Quebec City is the first to have been founded with the goal of permanent settlement, and not as a commercial outpost, and therefore is considered to be the first European-built city in non-Spanish North America.

French explorer Jacques Cartier built a fort at the site in 1535, where he stayed for the winter before going back to France in spring 1536. He came back in 1541 with the goal of building a permanent settlement. This first settlement was abandoned less than one year after its foundation, in the summer 1542, due in large part to the hostility of the natives combined with the harsh living conditions during winter.
Quebec Settlement, 1608

Quebec was founded by Samuel de Champlain, a French explorer and diplomat on July 3, 1608, and at the site of a long abandoned St. Lawrence Iroquoian settlement called Stadacona. Champlain, also called "The Father of New France",served as its administrator for the rest of his life.

Standing high on a bluff overlooking the mighty St. Lawrence River, Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac is not merely a hotel located in the heart of Old Quebec - it is the heart of it. At Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac, guests are guaranteed a memorable and inspiring stay in one of the most beautiful cities in the world with easy walking access to all of the wonderful sites and experiences that Old Quebec has to offer. Its only $300 per night Canadian Funds .

Rue du Petit-Champlain

Rue du Petit-Champlain

The Lower Town (Basse-Ville) part of Old Quebec (Vieux-Quebec) encompasses both the oldest residential area of the city -- now flush with boutique hotels, high-end restaurants, and touristy shops and cafes

Allegedly the oldest street in North America, in the warm months, this pedestrian-only lane swarms with restaurant-goers, cafe sitters, strolling couples, and gaggles of schoolchildren. In the winter, it's a snowy wonderland with ice statues and twinkling white lights.

Quebec was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985, the only city in North America with that distinction.

hotel champlain old quebec

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