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Quebec — A Walled European Fortress In America

Quebec — A Walled European Fortress In America

Quebec, like New York, is both a city and a state (or rather, a province).  It’s an island of French heritage and culture within our Anglo-North American continent.  I had wanted to visit this city for years so when Untours began offering apartment rental trips to Quebec, it seemed an opportune time to spend a week exploring and enjoying the city.  We combined this visit with stops in Montreal and Ottawa, which I’ll talk about in separate postings on this blog.

Quebec is one of the oldest and most historic cities in North America.  Founded as a small French outpost by famed explorer Samuel de Champlain in 1608, it is now a city of 500,000 (and recently celebrated a huge 400th birthday bash on the Plains …

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