Quebec City

Here are a few photos of Quebec City. It is the closest thing to being in France without leaving North America. French is the official language but most people can speak a little English as well. All signs, menus, etc. are in French however.

Founded in 1608 Quebec City is one of the oldest cities in North America. The ramparts surrounding Old Quebec are the only fortified city walls remaining in the Americas north of Mexico’s and were declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985 as the ‘Historic District of Old Québec’.

Quebec is situated on the narrowest part of the river and was a site of battles between France and England. It was a very strategic location. Whoever controlled Quebec controlled access to shipping from the Atlantic Ocean.

I have used up all the French words that I know (about 3) so it is time to head to Maine.

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