|Subject: Re: Honeymoon in Canada|
Gayle and ziners, I've been to Quebec City, and you'll love it. I haven't
been to Montreal, but I've heard it is more French and more cosmopolitan
and, of course, bigger; so I think you're right in picking Quebec over
Montreal for what you want.
Quebec City is very French, and it's almost like being in France, as a lot of the people speak very little English and all the signs are in French. It is so beautiful, and the architecture is like it is in France. Be sure to see the Old Town area, called Ville Vieux (the same name in French); it is like an old French village with a church, shops, restaurants, and narrow cobblestone streets. This area is on the banks of the St. Lawrence River.
Quebec was the only walled city in North America, and the Grande-Allee is the Champs-Elysees of Quebec. Also, be sure and see the nearby Plains of Abraham where the British defeated the French in 1759 in a 15-minute (!) war.
As for a hotel, the most famous is the Chateau Frontenac. It is a beautiful, old hotel on the cliff overlooking the waterfront. It is a standout and is the landmark of Quebec City. You would get both quaint and luxury there.
I did a search for the hotel, and the first result was: http://tinyurl.com/n7mf
I checked on the prices for the hotel, and this website searches through multiple suppliers for rates. The cheapest rate was through AARP -- $204 American. If you're not an AARP member, the next cheapest is $241 American; so it might be too pricey for you. They may have cheaper rates for a stay of more than 1 night. I just searched for a one-night price.
Anyway, I hope this gives you some help.
Diana San Diego, California http://tinyurl.com/fbaa