the History of French America, from Acadia to Louisiana through the streets
of Old Quebec! Our guides will highlight the most significant steps of the
history of New France – a vast territory covering the St. Lawrence &
Mississippi Rivers drainage basins - and its repercussions on local history.
Quebec City, once capital of New France and now capital of the province of
Quebec, has a unique French and British heritage observable through its
institutions and architecture.
our guide unveil the treasures of this coveted stronghold located along the
St. Lawrence River, gateway to the Great Lakes and starting point of the
exploration of a continent.
lasts 2.5 to 3 hours from lower town Old Port District and ends in upper town
Quebec City tour for History lovers
about the French colonial period from Quebec City to New Orleans and how the
foundations of Canada and the United States are interconnected.
with Verrazano, Cartier, Champlain, Frontenac, Jolliet, Lasalle,
Louis XIV, Lafayette, Napoléon,
just to name a few, and learn about their role or impact on local history.
handpicked passionate guides are trained professionals.
you can expect
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
your guide at Place Royale in lower town, Canada’s birthplace revitalized in
the 1970’s with an Old European touch. The nearby Quebecois Mural Fresco is
the perfect place to introduce most important characters of Colonial New
France during Louis XIV’s remarkable long reign!
heading to upper town and talking about the birth of Democracy in America,
you’ll catch a few glimpses of Petit-Champlain, an exquisite local artisan’s
district, where Irish immigrants originally settled when Quebec City became
the only gateway to Canada before and after the 1847 European Potato Famine.
the Dufferin boardwalk near the Chateau Frontenac
atop Cape Diamond we’ll cover 250 years of military history, from French
ramparts to British forts built against American invaders. The Dugua De Mons Terrace near the Citadel is the perfect
lookout to gaze at the outstanding St.Lawrence
River landscape, its peculiar geology and panoramic overview of the naval
battlefield of the French and Indians War! Do you know about Louisiana Cajuns
originating from Canada and deported to the American Colonies? Dugua De Mons, father of Acadia, will tell you the
Acadian History and how they spread out through Europe and America.
your way to the Augustinian Monastery – first hospital in North America - you
will stroll amidst the unique French and British architecture of Old Quebec
and discover the oldest French private school for girls continuously operated
since 1639. It’s not without emotion that our guide will recount the
remarkable contribution of the Augustinians and Ursulines
since they settled in the cradle of New France many years before establishing
in New Orleans.
complete this historic walking tour, the Notre-Dame-de-Québec Cathedral and
Old Seminary lend themselves perfectly to give an overview of why and where
French Canadians dispersed through the United-States from the 1840’s to the
1930’s and how present-day Quebec society was transformed during the 1960’s
Quiet Revolution. This milestone in recent Canadian history represents the
first step to the creation of modern institutions that have made possible the
survival of the French culture and language in North America.
doubt, this tour will be the highlight of your Quebec City trip!