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Best of Quebec



Musée de la Civilisation
The Musée de la Civilisation is striking architecturally, as its design successfully incorporates three pre-existing buildings. The museums permanent exhibits are well worth the visit, especially the one on the cultures of Québec's First Nations.

Musée du Québec
This is really an art gallery, that holds the province's most important collection of Québecois art, with works by Riopelle, Borduas, Dallaire and Leduc, as well as international paintings, sculptures and ceramics.

Musée d'Art Inuit
It may not be very well known, but Musée d'Art Inuit houses one of the best collections of Inuit art in the country, with works from northern Québec (Nunavik), Nunavut, Baffin Island and other Inuit areas. Connected to the museum (conveniently!) is a stunning gallery selling valuable Inuit sculptures, which, alas, will be out of most travellers price range.

Musée de l'Amérique française
Canada's oldest museum tells about the development of French culture in North America.

Artillery Park National Historic Site
One of the foremost historic sites in Québec City. Visit the three heritage buildings in the park, the only ones of their kind in the province.

Parc du Bois-de-Coulonge
This park overlooks the St. Lawrence River from atop the cliff. It served as the residence of governors general and lientenant governors until 1966. Today, this 24-hectare site is known for its gardens and is one of the most picturesque public parks in the city.

Place de la Gare
This public garden, located across from the Gare du Palais train station, was designed to recognize water as a renewable source of energy. The fountain-sculpture created by Charles Daudelin captures the power of this resource.

Old Quebec
Old Quebec is a neighbourhood of Quebec City, the capital of the Quebec Province of Canada.

Basilique-Cathédrale Notre-Dame-de-Québec
This opulent building in the heart of the fortifications has retained a remarkable unity of style over the centuries. The baldachin and the carved canopy (late 18th century) over the bishop's throne glow with golden splendour. The crypt houses the remains of the bishops of Québec and of four governors of New France.




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