Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Quartier Petit Champlain | Quebec City Part 2



This is part two of my Quebec City trilogy... if you missed part one, be sure to check it out here :)

Quartier Petit Champlain is probably the most popular part of old Quebec. The whole area is a tourist attraction in itself, and it's not hard to see why. It's made up of small brick roads that are lined with quirky little boutiques and cafes, and there are street performers playing music here and there. The atmosphere is cheerful and inviting, and it's a great place to explore and take photos.

This cool fort wall is visible when entering the Quartier Petit Champlain. I thought it looked picture perfect!

The narrow streets are just for walking.—no driving happening here!—and the buildings are all very old... most are made of brick. (The area is a world heritage treasure!) The shops all have their own little signs out front, and most of them have potted flowers or little colourful displays.

There are little fairy lights strung above the streets, so I can only imagine how pretty they would look in the evening!


There's more than just shops and cafes lining the streets—there are little apartments as well. This one was especially photogenic...

A cute little decorated restaurant.

Cool little staircase leading from Petit Champlain to a more central street.



My absolute favourite little shop in this area was Pot en Ciel. It's a bright and colourful little kitchen store, and there are tons of cool little kitchen trinkets for sale inside


Even outside of the shop it's colourful and inviting!



The shop sells kitchen goodies like the ones pictured above... think brightly coloured cooking and baking supplies, cute aprons, unique kitchen tools, etc.

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A quick walk around a corner will bring you from streets of cute little boutiques to an old town square. It has a church surrounded by some restaurants, some other buildings and a museum.



While walking 'round the corner I found a cool little alley built into the wall...

... And ended up on this cool little street. It almost looks like it's from a different period in time!

The historic church, Notre Dame des Victoires in the old town square.

One of the buildings in the old time square. I think it's an art gallery!

I just loved that every window had a colourful flower box under it. It added so much life to the place!

Leaving the old town square...


...And back onto a busier driving street.

Have you checked out the Quartier Petit Champlain in Quebec City? I'd love to hear your thoughts :) Stay tuned for my last Quebec post... it's about food, so you don't want to miss it!

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  1. I've been to Quebec before but I've never visited old quebec, it sounds like a really beautiful place to visit.

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    1. It really is, I would definitely recommend checking it out next time you're there!

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  2. we all fell in love with Quebec City and this condo! As mentioned by other reviews, the location is stunning in appearance (just inside the city wall) and excellent for walking to all of old Quebec. There are plenty of nearby restaurants and a couple of grocery stores. But best of all, was the apartment itself. It is very spacious, comfortable and well-quipped, meeting all of our cooking and hanging out needs.
    Quebec City Condo

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