Sunday, July 03, 2011

A Castle On A Bluff

This is a photo of Le Château Frontenac, a hotel located in the heart of Old Québec. I've been wanting to go to Québec City since last year, when we tried to make it to their Carnaval de Québec; it didn't happen because work just didn't take us in that direction. SO disappointed.

I'm currently listening to Bury Your Dead by
Louise Penny, and it's rekindled my interest in both the city and the carnaval. The book is set in the city, and a lot of the references have really piqued my interest. It's now on my list of places I want to visit.

I stayed in a hotel similar to this one over twenty years ago (it's part of the same Fairmont chain) when I went to the wedding of a friend (the son of my boss). The bride's family lived in Ottawa, he lived in the United States. Her family was pretty prominent and had a lot of money and they held the wedding at the
Château Laurier. Located in the capital city of Ottawa, it's situated right next to the Parliament Buildings, overlooking Rideau Canal. My boss put me up in the hotel for the three days and it was awesome.

But now I have to brush up on my French, and by brush up on I mean learn, so I can mill around the walled city of Québec. In winter.

For me, it would be très fantastique!!


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2 comments:

Dual Mom said...

It is tres froid dans le Quebec in winter! You will love it.

I was in that hotel in May! It's beautiful. You will love Old Quebec city. Don't worry about brushing up on your french, most speak english in that part of the province.

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