Qubec City, A Taste of Old Europe in North America
Overview of Qubec City, which is a taste of old Europe right here in North America.
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One can get a taste of old Europe right in North America when visiting Qubec City in Canada. Qubec City is the capital of the province of Qubec. It can be easily reached by a short flight from points in the northeastern United States and eastern Canada. It is a three hour drive from Montreal. The high season is the summer when visitors from all over the world visit. Recently, the number of tourists from the United States and Europe has increased dramatically. This may be partly due to the fact that even some cruise ships originating from eastern US ports are now including Qubec City as a port of call.
Back in 1608, explorer Samuel de Champlain saw the potential of the natural citadel here and founded a fur trading post. With the fortifications of the Upper Town of Qubec City became the area where government and religious institutions set up. Meanwhile, merchants and craftsmen settled in the Lower Town along the St. Lawrence River. Qubec City was fought over by the English andRecommended For You