As I travelled back to my hometown, I discovered new and old favourites. Here are my top suggestions for a walking tour of Quebec, one of the oldest cities in North America.
by Guest Blogger Caroline Faucher, Honey and Paws
All images by Terry Marshman
8am - Start the day with one of Cosmos Grand Allée's huge selection of breakfasts, then walk it off by making your way to the Petit Champlain where you will find charming artisanal boutiques and spectacular views of the Chateau Frontenac, Quebec's most famous landmark.
10am - Grab a coffee and a Beaver Tail, a truly Canadian deep-fried pastry, before heading down to the Musée de la civilisation for a cultural fix.
12.30pm - Avoid the crowd with an early lunch at Le Bureau de Poste, a new eatery with an après-ski ambiance. There, try Quebec’s national meal, the Poutine.
2pm - Stroll down Rue Saint-Joseph to the newly revitalised Saint-Roch district where you will find designer shops and trendy tea houses.
6pm - Head back up town and finish off the day with a gourmet burger accompanied with a microbrewery beer at Chez Victor on Rue Saint-Jean.
8pm - If this isn't enough, make your way to the edge of the old fortress city for some people watching at Carré Dyouville. Depending on the season you might even catch a friendly hockey match played on the outdoor skating rink.
9pm - Retire for the night in one of the city's many old auberges, with some dating back to the 17th century.