Although I will forever and ever be team Montreal (a girl’s gotta represent, yo), I have to give Quebec City some well-deserved credit. The only walled city north of Mexico keeps luring tourists in, enticing them with its old-world charm, its European flair, and, of course, its undeniably photogenic attributes.
And when you’re admiring the view from the waterfront or walking on some of America’s oldest streets, it’s hard to argue. The city knows how to please without even trying. If Quebec City was a girl, she’d be the kind of #flawless girl who wakes up in the morning without a hint of a zit and a breath that doesn’t smell and hair that feels like the fur of a newborn golden retriever. If Quebec City was a girl, I’d hate her instantly, out of sheer jealousy.
To prove my point, here are the 27 best photos of Quebec City out of the 1000+ I’ve taken over the years. I could’ve been more selective, but I presumed you wouldn’t really mind the overload ;-) There are worst things in life than too many photos of this gorgeous town.
Marie is a native Montrealer trying to balance a deep love for her hometown and an unquenchable thirst for travel and discovery. She has been to more than 36 countries, lived abroad in both France and the U.K., and is always on the lookout for authentic experiences wherever she travels -- especially if it involves chocolate.
To help you enjoy your time there as much as possible, I put together an Old-Montreal walking itinerary that I think will be helpful for first-timers in the city; it includes must-see stops as well as picturesque streets you don’t want to miss.