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To Old Quebec City

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Day 43 Thursday 28 October – To Old Quebec City

All packed and ready to leave, breakfast and pack the car. Sadie (the dog that rules the house) is to be a house-guest with Frank up the road. About 9:30 we set off to drive the 450 Km or so to Quebec City. The main highway takes one through the heart of Montreal, something to be avoided.

Linda navigates until about lunch time, then she takes over the driving around Montreal. She explains that most folks have their preferred route and she has hers. I've no idea how she managed it with dozens of changes from one highway to another and numerous detours due to road and bridge works. We have strong tail wind and despite a threatening sky we avoid the rain.

After taking us clear of Montreal she hands over the wheel to David and works out the route to the hotel. Another piece of brilliant navigation she guides David right to the front door of the hotel. The Hotel Manour Victoria is on Cote du Palais inside the city walls and was established in the 1830s, this building has been here since fire destroyed the original building in 1902. We check in and hand the car over to the porter.

The rooms are spacious, clean and comfortable. We take a walk through the old narrow streets and check out the many restaurants and pubs. There are also many boutique clothing and footwear shops, gift shops and a Christmas Shop. David chooses an Irish Pub for dinner and the meal was great, the live jazz band a bit overpowering and the general level of noise precluded any conversation. By about 8:30 we're back at the hotel and retire.

There's free WiFi broadband but only in the lounge area. I'll see how I go uploading this entry.

Posted by greynomadm 03:19 Archived in Canada

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Is the Citadel the fairmont hotel Chateau Frontenac?

The city is gorgeous. Would look better with snow.

Love from us

by DrTard

Not sure, will confirm today.

by greynomadm

No need. Already disconfirmed.

by DrTard

Awesome ! What a great holiday you are having.
Enjoy Halloween if you are still in Canada on Sunday night.
Till next time. Maria

by mbessems

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