With its cobblestone streets, gilded bistros and French-speaking locals, Quebec is like a small slice of Paris plunked down in North America. History lurks around every corner in this 400-year-old beauty, from its old fortress walls to its colonial churches, and its hilltop views over the St Lawrence River are nothing short of magnifique!
You could spend days exploring the scenic streets of the Old Town, Quebec's historic center (and a UNESCO World Heritage site). Interactive museums, like the sprawling Musée de la Civilisation, help bring the past to life, as does a tour through La Citadelle, Quebec's well-preserved cliff top fort. Don't miss the changing of the guards held here daily (at 10am) in the summer months.
Far from being just a relic from the past, Quebec has a buzzing eating and drinking scene. Just beyond the Old Town walls, Grand-Allée is lined with festive restaurants and bars. Hipsters, meanwhile, tend to congregate in St-Roch, a former working-class district that's packed with vintage shops, art-filled cafes and candlelit drinking dens.