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Best 3 Day Quebec City Summer Itinerary – Day 2

Best 3 Day Quebec City Summer Itinerary – Day 2

Day 2: Exploring the Enchanting Charms of Lower Town and Fine Delights of Upper Town

Bonjour, travelers! Welcome back to day 2 of our best 3-day Quebec City summer itinerary. We hope you had a fantastic first day exploring the historic Upper Town and enjoying the breathtaking views from the Citadel and Dufferin Terrace. But don’t worry; the adventure continues today with even more enchanting experiences in store.

Breakfast at Cochon Dingue: A Scrumptious Start to the Day

Rise and shine! Today, we’re beginning our day with a delightful breakfast at the renowned Cochon Dingue. This charming eatery is nestled in the heart of Quebec City and serves up a scrumptious selection of breakfast delights. From flaky croissants to mouthwatering crepes, and of course, freshly brewed coffee, Cochon Dingue will undoubtedly awaken your taste buds and set the perfect tone for a day of exploration.

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Lower Town: A Journey Through History and Culture

After indulging in a delicious breakfast, let’s venture into the picturesque streets of Lower Town. Steeped in history and exuding old-world charm, this neighborhood is a treasure trove of sights and experiences.

  • Place Royale: Our first stop takes us to the historic Place Royale, where French civilization in North America was born. As you wander through this square, the quaint architecture and cobblestone streets will transport you back in time.
  • Notre-Dame-des-Victoires: A short stroll from Place Royale, you’ll find Notre-Dame-des-Victoires, a charming church with a fascinating story to tell. Its striking facade and serene atmosphere make it a must-visit spot.

If you’re in lower town we might recommend you take a mid morning coffee break at one of the Maison Smith coffee shops. Have a nice allongé with a macarons or two and enojoy some people watching on Place Royale.

Continue on to rue du Petit Champlain: Prepare to be enchanted as you meander through the enchanting streets of Petit Champlain. Lined with boutique shops, art galleries, and cozy cafes, this neighborhood is a haven for local artisans and a perfect place to pick up unique souvenirs.

Lunch at Café du Monde: A Culinary Delight

By now, you might be feeling a bit peckish. Fear not, for we have the perfect spot for a delectable lunch – Café du Monde. Located in the heart of Lower Town, this charming café offers a delightful selection of dishes to satisfy your appetite. From hearty sandwiches to refreshing salads, you’re in for a treat!

Cultural Immersion: A Journey Through Quebec’s Museums

With appetites satiated, let’s dive deeper into Quebec’s rich culture and history with a visit to one or two of its renowned museums.

  • Museum of Civilization (Musée de la Civilisation): This museum promises an interactive and immersive experience, showcasing the fascinating history and diverse cultures of Quebec and beyond. Prepare to be enthralled by its engaging exhibits.
  • Museum of Fine Arts (Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec): For art enthusiasts, this museum is an absolute delight. Featuring a diverse collection of artwork, from classic to contemporary, it offers a glimpse into the world of artistic expression.
  • Or choose a self-guided audio tour to take in the key sites at your own pace.

Return to Upper Town: A Quick Freshen Up

After a day of exploration and cultural enrichment, head back to your hotel in the charming Upper Town to freshen up and relax. Enjoy a moment of rest before the evening’s festivities.

Dinner at Le Saint-Amour: An Evening of Gastronomic Bliss

For dinner, let’s embark on a culinary journey to Le Saint-Amour, an elegant restaurant in Upper Town. With its refined ambiance and exceptional French cuisine, this dining experience is bound to be a highlight of your trip. Savor each delectable dish and indulge in a gastronomic bliss like no other.

Evening Entertainment: From Folk Singing to Breathtaking Views

As the sun sets over Quebec City, the evening entertainment awaits. Here are a few options to cap off your day:

  • Boîte à Chanson: Experience the rich Quebecois folk singing tradition at a local pub or bistro. Let the melodies and heartfelt performances resonate with your soul.
  • Théâtre Capitole: Check the schedule for any captivating performances at Théâtre Capitole. From concerts to theater productions, you’re sure to find something that piques your interest.
  • Stroll Along Terrasse Dufferin: For a more relaxed evening, take a leisurely walk along the iconic Terrasse Dufferin. With breathtaking views of the St. Lawrence River, it’s the perfect spot to unwind and take in the city’s beauty.

And as the day comes to a close, let the memories of this unforgettable day in Quebec City linger as you head back to your hotel. Rest assured, tomorrow holds even more wonders and adventures as we conclude our 3-day exploration of this captivating city. Stay tuned for Day 3, where we’ll delve into even more hidden gems and experiences that will leave you enchanted with la “Belle Province” forever. Bonne nuit!

READ: Best 3 Day Quebec City Summer Itinerary – Day 1

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