I was lucky enough to get to Quebec city for a conference with work and our hotel was pretty close to Old Quebec with great little shops and restaurants not far away. Only downside is I didn’t get to visit anything that wasn’t in the downtown area but there was enough to check out so I was ok with that. Everything was decorated for Christmas so the city was even prettier then it usually is.
The little side streets with the row houses reminded me very much of Paris.
This restaurant had the cutest planters.
There was also a pretty awesome General Store filled with antiques and a few replicas. Definitely my type of place.
It had all kinds of goodies from signs to comics and windup toys.
They also had an all year around Christmas store called La Boutique de Noel that had every possible ornament you could think of, except a horse one, which is what I was on the lookout for.
Part of the landmark hotel Le Chateau Frontenac.
One of my favourite stores visited was Ziba (thanks to my co-worker Chantal). The lamps were amazing and I picked myself up the cutest rose gold ring. All of their jewellry was pretty unique and they carried all kinds of rugs and housewares from the orient as well.
A sunset that was quite pretty just outside the Chateau Frontenac.
They had a free outdoor rink set up for anyone to use.
We ended up at Chocolats Favoris one night after a meal and I had never been before so I was a little overwhelmed by all of the choices, haha.
They had like 32 different types of chocolate to dip things in. They had ice cream sandwiches to dip but I think I ended up with a piece of cheesecake drizzled in cookies and cream chocolate.
One night a large group of us went to Bistro L’atelier for dinner and as it says right there on the menu they specialize in tartar and cocktails. I was a little skeptical that I would find stuff to eat as I am not a tartar kind of gal and I don’t eat beef or pork, but I got stuff off of the tapas menu and everything was delicious. So was the Love & Tonic cocktail I ordered. I would definitely make this place a must stop on any trip there.
The best place we visited though was a little boutique we found the morning we were catching our flight home called Point D’exclamation.
They had all kinds of local handmade goods like clothing, jewelry and accessories. We all had to have something and I left with a fun necklace and earrings set.
I had a great few days with colleagues but it was nice to get home to the family.
Do you have a favourite place to visit in Quebec city?