An absolute must-see, the Québec City region is steeped in history and generous in nature. The Old Québec district is known for its historical appeal as well as its heritage sites, museums and cultural attractions. Parks, mountains and outdoor centres just a short drive from the heart of the city invite thrill-seekers to enjoy all kinds of activities.

Nature in the heart of Québec City

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Nature abounds in Québec City, whether it’s in the heart of a historic district or on the banks of the river – and there are so many ways to enjoy it. Boasting colourful gardens, walking trails and array of attractions, events and outdoor activities, the Plains of Abraham have everything you need to make the most of a beautiful summer day. If you prefer to be close to the river, the Promenade Samuel-De Champlain is a great spot for either relaxing or being active : it even has a beach area (station de la Plage) with a stretch of fine sand and an infinity pool that'll make you feel like you're swimming right in the river!

Discover the flavours of Île d’Orléans

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Located just 15 minutes from the capital's downtown core, Île d'Orléans is brimming with tasty treasures that foodies won’t want to miss! Taking a tour of the island is a chance to appreciate not only its bucolic landscapes, but also the abundance of its terroir. Along the way, stop off at the shops of some of the island's passionate artisans to sample the wealth of local flavours. Vineyards, agritourism farms, cider mills, restaurants and bistros, chocolate shops, confectioneries, cheesemongers, bakeries, microbreweries... the variety of gourmet discoveries to be made will make your mouth water!

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