Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #2 in Quebec, Canada


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 16 sights
Distance 6.1 km
Ascend 156 m
Descend 164 m

Explore Quebec in Canada with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.

Activities in QuebecIndividual Sights in Quebec

Sight 1: La Bordée

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La Bordée inconnu / marque déposée

The Théâtre de la Bordée is a popular theatre located in the Saint-Roch district of Quebec City across from the Gabrielle-Roy Library at 315 Saint-Joseph Street East.

Wikipedia: Théâtre de la Bordée (FR)

1112 meters / 13 minutes

Sight 2: Parc Saint-Matthew

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The Saint-Matthew cemetery is the oldest Protestant cemetery in Quebec. Opened in 1772, it was located in the Saint-Jean-Baptiste district, in Quebec. The place has also been designated by Saint-Matthew since its desecration.

Wikipedia: Cimetière Saint-Matthew (FR)

532 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 3: Le Capitole

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The Capitole Theater, also known as the Capitol de Québec, is a performance hall located in the historic arrondissement of Vieux-Québec, on the Place d'Youville in Quebec. The Capitole theater was classified as a historic monument in 1984 and was appointed national historic place in Canada in 1986.

Wikipedia: Capitole de Québec (FR), Website

264 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 4: Palais Montcalm

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The Palais Montcalm is a concert hall located in the borough of La Cité-Limoilou, in the borough of La Cité-Limoilou, at Place D'Youville. The building includes a concert hall, a rehearsal room, as well as a cabaret-type hall currently under construction. All of the building's activities are managed by a non-profit organization, the Palais Montcalm-Maison de la musique.

Wikipedia: Palais Montcalm (FR), Website

244 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 5: Chapelle des Jésuites

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The Jesuit Chapel is a chapel of the Society of Jesus located in the Old Quebec neighbourhood of Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. It was designed by François Baillairgé and built in from 1818 to 1930. It is situated on Rue Dauphine in Old Quebec close to the ramparts of Quebec City.

Wikipedia: Jesuit Chapel (Quebec City) (EN)

373 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 6: Roosevelt and Churchill busts

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Roosevelt and Churchill busts

The First Quebec Conference, codenamed Quadrant, was a highly secret military conference held during World War II by the governments of the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States. It took place in Quebec City on August 17–24, 1943, at both the Citadelle and the Château Frontenac. The chief representatives were Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt, hosted by the Canadian prime minister William Lyon Mackenzie King.

Wikipedia: Quebec Conference, 1943 (EN), Website

715 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 7: Basilique cathédrale Notre-Dame-de-Québec

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The Cathedral-Basilica of Notre-Dame de Québec, located at 16, rue de Buade, Quebec City, Quebec, is the primatial church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Quebec. It is the oldest church in Canada and was the first church in Canada to be elevated to the rank of minor basilica, by Pope Pius IX in 1874. Four governors of New France and the bishops of Quebec are buried in the crypt, including François de Laval, Quebec's first bishop.

Wikipedia: Cathedral-Basilica of Notre-Dame de Québec (EN)

176 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 8: Louis-Hébert

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Louis Hébert (1575 France– 25 January 162 France 7) was a French apothecary. He is best known as the first Frenchman to settle permanently with his family in New France.

Wikipedia: Louis Hébert (pionnier) (FR)

72 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 9: Parc Montmorency

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Parc Montmorency Jean Gagnon / CC BY-SA 3.0

Parc Montmorency is a park located in Quebec City and home to Parliaments of Lower Canada, Canada East and Quebec from 1791 to 1883. It is named for Henri II, Duke of Montmorency, the viceroy of New France, 1619–1625, under the French king, Louis XIII.

Wikipedia: Parc Montmorency (EN)

53 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 10: George-Étienne Cartier

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George-Étienne Cartier

Sir George-Étienne Cartier, 1st Baronet, was a Canadian statesman and Father of Confederation. The English spelling of the name—George, instead of Georges, the usual French spelling—is explained by his having been named in honour of King George III.

Wikipedia: George-Étienne Cartier (EN)

342 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 11: Place de Paris

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Quebec City's Place de Paris is an urban space located in the port area connecting Place des Canotiers and Place Royale and is located near the Royal Battery in Old Quebec, bordered by Dalhousie Street and Marché-Finlay Street.

Wikipedia: Place de Paris (Québec) (FR)

340 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 12: Musée de la Civilisation de Québec

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Musée de la Civilisation de Québec Claude Gagnon / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Musée de la civilisation, often directly translated in English-language media outside Quebec as the Museum of Civilization, is a museum located in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. It is situated in the historic Old Quebec area near the Saint Lawrence River. It was designed by architect Moshe Safdie, and opened its doors to the public on 19 October 1988.

Wikipedia: Musée de la civilisation (EN), Website

634 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 13: Espace 400e Bell

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Espace 400e Bell Ville de Québec / marque déposée

Espace Quatre Cents is a cultural centre inherited from the festivities of the 400th anniversary of Quebec City. It is located in front of the Louise Basin, in the Old Port of Quebec.

Wikipedia: Espace 400e (FR)

1116 meters / 13 minutes

Sight 14: José Gervasio Artigas

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63 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 15: Juan Montalvo

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Juan Montalvo

Juan María Montalvo Fiallos was an Ecuadorian essayist and novelist. His writing was strongly marked by anti-clericalism and opposition to presidents Gabriel García Moreno and Ignacio de Veintemilla. He was the publisher of the magazine El Cosmopolita. One of his best-known books is Las Catilinarias, published in 1880. His essays include Siete tratados (1882) and Geometría Moral. He also wrote a sequel to Don Quixote de la Mancha, called Capítulos que se le olvidaron a Cervantes. He was admired by writers, essayists, intellectuals such as Jorge Luis Borges and Miguel de Unamuno. He died in Paris in 1889. His body was embalmed and is exhibited in a mausoleum in his hometown of Ambato.

Wikipedia: Juan Montalvo (EN)

41 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 16: José Marti

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José Marti

José Julián Martí Pérez was a Cuban nationalist, poet, philosopher, essayist, journalist, translator, professor, and publisher, who is considered a Cuban national hero because of his role in the liberation of his country from Spain. He was also an important figure in Latin American literature. He was very politically active and is considered an important philosopher and political theorist. Through his writings and political activity, he became a symbol of Cuba's bid for independence from the Spanish Empire in the 19th century, and is referred to as the "Apostle of Cuban Independence". From adolescence on, he dedicated his life to the promotion of liberty, political independence for Cuba, and intellectual independence for all Spanish Americans; his death was used as a cry for Cuban independence from Spain by both the Cuban revolutionaries and those Cubans previously reluctant to start a revolt.

Wikipedia: José Martí (EN)


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