The 19th-century American poet Ralph Waldo Emerson once observed that 'Life is a journey, not a destination.' That just about sums up the town of Lévis, opposite Québec City on the right bank of the St Lawrence River. The 1km ferry crossing affords some of the best views of the capital, with the Citadelle, Château Frontenac and the Séminaire de Québec dominating the clifftop cityscape. Once you disembark, riverside Lévis is a relaxing escape from the intensity of Québec City's Old Town.
Above the ferry landing, the Terasse du Chevalier-de-Lévis offers excellent vistas of Québec and beyond from the top of a hill on Rue William-Tremblay. For more views, head south on the riverside path through Parc de l'Anse-Tibbits.