Quebec City Journals

Private plane to Quebec City

A July 2003 trip to Quebec City by tomcat3791

Quote: My partner and I joined friends on their plane for a weekend trip to Quebec City for the International Fireworks Exhibition and a weekend at Chateau Frontenac. The experience of traveling by private plane was both luxurious and enlightening -- I was never aware of the sorts of separate facilities airports offer private pilots. Our trip was quick, comfortable, and efficient -- something I can never say about commerical flights anymore! Our accommodations at Chateau Frontenac were excellent, as was dinner in Cafe de la Terasse.

Private plane to Quebec City

Overview

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Quebec City is a wonderfully European city in North America. The Old City (a walled city) is dominated by Chateau Frontenaac, a lovely old four-star hotel now run by Fairmont. Wandering the very hilly streets, you will find great shopping, dining, and a variety of street performers entertaining the crowds. I think the most memorable part of our experience, though, was traveling by private plane, which gave me a glimpse into just how the other half really lives!! No security, no lines, no taking-off-of-the-shoes.... it was bliss!Quick Tips: I loved our trip to Ile D'Orleans and lunch at a small Sugar House (where they make syrup and maple products). No one there spoke English, but we still...Read More

Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac

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Hotel | "Chateau Frontenac"

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The Chateau Frontenac has been rightly described as the heart of Quebec City, and it towers over the walled old city like an imperious mother. The building originally dates from 1893, with large portions rebuilt in the 1920’s after a serious fire. The copper roofed central tower where our riverview rooms were located dates from 1924. In all, the Frontenac boasts over 600 rooms, but as with many classic hotels, rooms can vary widely in shape and size. Our lucky group landed three rooms on upper floors. My room on the 17th floor was at the very top of the tower, and offered a panoramic view of the waterfront and up the river to Levis and Ile D"Orleans. When our friends found their non-smoking room...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 5, 2003

Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac
1 RUE DES CARRIERES
Quebec City, Quebec G1R4P5
418 692-3861

Cafe De La Terrasse

Restaurant | "Cafe de la Terasse"

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The two meals we took at Chateau Frontenac were both at the more casual Café De la Terasse. A quick breakfast was transformed into something much more leisurely by light rain and the wonderful hot breakfast buffet. The buffet reminded me a great deal of breakfasts in London, with (in addition to eggs, meats, and an omelet station) oatmeal, smoked fish, and every type of breakfast pastry I could imagine. Menu offerings for breakfast included a variety of slants on the morning meal including breakfast Japanoise- a traditional Japanese morning repast of miso soup, broiled salmon, a soft boiled egg, and rice. I turned away at the wrong moment and missed seeing the young Japanese woman at a neighboring tab...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 5, 2003

Cafe De La Terrasse
1 rue des Carrires
Quebec City, Quebec
(418) 692-3861