In 12 words: Historic, pretty and your best bet to experience France in North America.
For your first visit you need 2 full days to be able to fully appreciate the city and all of its major sights while keeping pleasantly unhurried pace.
Distances are walkable, you are unlikely to need use of any public transport except the funicular.
Don’t miss: A cruise on the St-Lawrence river.
Worthy attractions: Basilique Cathedrale Notre-Dame-de-Quebec and a number of churches; Musee du Fort; Musee des Ursulines.
Recommended day trips: Montmorency Falls Park.
Left for another visit: La Citadelle de Quebec (only walked around); Musee de la Civilisation; Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec.
Last visit: May 2015.
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