Quebec prides itself for being the oldest settlement in Canada, it was also the capital of New France - territories of North America colonized by France.
- Castle-like Château Frontenac is the most photographed hotel in the world (I surely helped to maintain this status)
- The historic district of Quebec is a UNESCO World Heritage Site for being "one of the best examples of a fortified colonial city"
- North America's narrowest house is located on rue Donnaconna in Quebec city, and is only 12 feet wide
(can't believe I missed that one)
Interesting facts to know about Montreal:
- Montreal is an island
- After New York, it has the highest number of restaurants per capita in North America
- Montreal's homeless people are agressive and can swear at you in two languages
You don't need a lot of time to see Old Montreal, the original part of the city dating back to New France. It is literary only three streets long. So as an activity for one of the nights we booked tickets to a light show at the famous Notre Dame Basilica. I had high expectations, but as it turned out, the description of the show was misleading. And unless you are into the history of religion served to you in a poorly produced video, I would not recommend wasting your time. However, the Basilica itself is gorgeous and is a must-see during your stay in Montreal. If you visit during a day, the tickets are $5.