Place Royale in Quebec - Canada

Place Royale in Quebec is the centre of the Lower Town and at the same time the starting point of the French settlement in North America. 




Place Royale Quebec
Medieval dressed artisans and street performers mingle with the tourists. Here you can experience, why Quebec is the most popular city for tourists in North America.

 
Ludwig XIV at Place Royale QuebecThe middle of the Place Royale adorns a bust of Ludwig the XIV, in whose honour the place was named.

In the little church of Notre-Dame-des-Victoires, a priest encouraged us to take a little bread. The church is dedicated to the patroness of Paris, Geneviève. Many legends entwine around her, but it is undisputed that she was strongly committed to the poor and needy. 


Notre-Dame-des-Victoires Queb
During the siege of Paris by Frankish tribes at the end of the 5th Century, a famine broke out. Geneviève organized a ship convoy in order to bring wheat from Champagne to Paris. Free bread was given to the poor. This event is commemorated by the church of Notre-Dame-des-Victoires, as a sign that you should also share with the needy in the good times.

 
Chateau Frontenac seen from Place RoyaleBy small parks and through narrow streets, from which Château Frontenac appears in ever new perspectives, we come back to the hotel.

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