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Top Choice Historic Building in Québec City

Le Château Frontenac

Reputedly the world's most photographed hotel, this audaciously elegant structure was built in 1893 by the Canadian Pacific Railway as part of its chain of luxury hotels. Its fabulous turrets, winding hallways and i…
Top Choice Museum in Québec City

Musée de la Civilisation

This museum wows you even before you’ve clapped your eyes on the exhibitions. It is a fascinating mix of modern design that incorporates pre-existing buildings with contemporary architecture. The permanent exhibits,…
Top Choice Bistro in Québec City

Toast!

Under the direction of Christian Lemelin (voted Québec’s best chef in 2014 by a jury of his peers), Toast! is among the city’s finest. The house’s signature foie gras appetizer is followed by a sumptuous array of di…
Top Choice Québécois in Québec City

Chez Boulay

Renowned chef Jean-Luc Boulay's latest venture serves an ever-evolving menu inspired by seasonal Québécois staples such as venison, goose, wild mushrooms and Gaspé Peninsula seafood. Lunch specials and charcuterie p…
Top Choice Live Music in Québec City

Le Cercle

This very cool art space and show venue draws a hip crowd for its international DJs and underground bands, ranging from indie rock to electronica, blues to Cajun. It hosts numerous other events, including film, fash…
Top Choice Food in Québec City

JA Moisan Épicier

Established in 1871, this charming store bills itself as North America's oldest grocery. It's a browser's dream come true, packed with beautifully displayed edibles and kitchen and household items. Many products fal…
Top Choice Bar in Québec City

Le Sacrilège

With its unmistakable sign of a laughing, dancing monk saucily flaunting his knickers, this bar has long been the watering hole of choice for Québec's night owls, who start or end their weekend revelry here. Even on…
Top Choice French in Québec City

Panache

The Auberge Saint-Antoine's celebrated restaurant receives top marks for its exquisite, imaginatively prepared Québécois cuisine and top-notch service. Dinners and attractively priced midday tables d'hôte feature lo…
Top Choice French in Québec City

Café du Clocher Penché

This splendid, high-ceilinged cafe serves classy bistro fare that proudly shows off local Québécois products. What sets it apart are the delicious – and very rich – weekend brunches, featuring homemade brioches with…
Top Choice Food in Québec City

La Fromagère

This wonderful little shop just inside the main entrance of the Vieux-Port market sells an awe-inspiring selection of Québécois cheeses. For a notion of the tremendous variety available here, check out the Québec da…