Canada: Why you should visit Vieux Quebec – Old Quebec

Quebec Street Sign

Old Quebec or Vieux Quebec in French is super beautiful. Strolling through its streets and alleys you feel like you are suddenly in the middle of a romantic town in the south of France. Everything looks so peaceful and idyllic.

Die Altstadt in Quebec ist superschoen! Verwinkelte kleine Strassen, groessere Plaetze zwischen alten Gebaeuden – einfach richtich idylisch. Man fuehlt sich, als ob man ploetzlich inmitten einer kleinen Stadt in Suedfrankreich ist.

Old Quebec Streets Sightseeing

In general, Canadians are super friendly and make you feel welcome no matter where (even the police is super friendly after they have pulled you over Smile). So on top of the general friendliness, Quebec also has a super relaxed vibe and unique style. I instantly fell in love with Old Quebec! Having been travelling for 6 weeks now I started missing the European ‘old town’ style. I am good now again – thanks, Vieux Quebec!


Die Menschen in Kanada sind generell super freundlich. Das ist in Quebec nicht anders. Zusaetzlich hat die Stadt noch einen einzigartigen Vibe – man moechte einfach gar nicht mehr weg. Einfach von einem Cafe zum anderen spazieren und man spuert richtig, wie eine Ruhe und Gelassenheit in einem aufkommt.

Historic Buildings Quebec Old Town

Old Quebec Architecture

Old Quebec Photos. Around the World Travel Blog.

Quebec Old Town. Springbrunnen

Old Quebec Photos. Travel Blog

Old Quebec Sightseeing Travel Blog

Old Quebec Street

We strolled through one end of the old town to  the other end, thereby passing cute cafes and incredibly pretty buildings. At some point we arrived at Frontenac which looked super beautiful. From there you also have a perfect view of the part of Old Quebec.

Wir spazierten fuer einige Zeit durch die Altstadt und kamen an unendlich vielen huebschen historischen Gebaeuden vorbei. Irgendwann erreichten wir Frontenac. Von hier hatte man auch eine super Aussicht ueber den anderen Teil von Vieux Quebec.

Escalier Frontenac Old Quebec Streeet Sign

Fontenac Old Quebec Sightseeing

Old Quebec View

View over old Quebec

Old Quebec Things to do

Everywhere in Old Quebec you find plenty of history and beauty.

Old Quebec. Park

Quebec Old Town. Beautiful Architecture. Historic Building.

Quebec Viex. Quebec Old Town

In the little Italian restaurant in the photo below we sat down to have a glass of wine. The restaurant is located in yet another historical beautiful place!

In dem italienischen Restaurant im naechsten Foto hatten wir uns nach draussen gesetzt und einen Wein getrunken. Das Restaurant liegt in der Ecke eines weiteren huebschen historischen Plaetzchens in Vieux Quebec.

Restaurant Old Quebec Where to Eat

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Old Quebec Historic Building


For dinner we went to Chez Boulay on one evening which was super tasty and had nice and relaxed atmosphere. We had a signature seafood platter to start and Onion Cappuccino soup and steak afterwards – all very good.

An einem Abend waren wir im Chez Boulay essen. Das Essen war sehr gut und auch die Atmosphaere des Restaurants war sehr schoen Smile


It’s definitely worth visiting Quebec if you are in the area. Even the 7-8hour drive from Toronto to Quebec is totally fine as Old Quebec is super beautiful. We had 4 days in Montreal and Quebec together. After lots of recommendations that hinted that Quebec is way prettier than Montreal we split the 4 days in 1 day Montreal and 3 days Quebec – turned out to be a great decision.

Around Quebec you will also find beautiful national parks and lots of nature!


Es lohnt sich wirklich nach Quebec zu fahren, wenn man schonmal so ungefaehr in der Gegend ist. Quebec liegt 7-8 Stunden von Toronto mit dem Auto entfernt und 2-3 Stunden von Montreal. Abgesehen von der niedlichen Alstadt in Old Quebec gibt in der Region Quebec viel Natur zu sehen. Dazu mehr im naechsten Blog Post.


  1. March 9, 2017 / 1:40 am

    Quebec does look great. The architecture and cosy feel of the old city is lovely. I wonder why it is less written about compared to other more popular cities of canada.

  2. March 9, 2017 / 5:43 pm

    its such a beautiful, a very nice location and i do think is a nice place to visit. Thanks for sharing

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