Location of Quebec in Canada
Hôtel du Parlement
Quebec is the capital of the Canadian province of the same name. First inhabited by Europeans in the sixteenth century, the city was founded in 1608 by the French explorer Samuel de Champlain.
Today this French-speaking city still evokes old-world charm, from brownstone houses and winding streets to boutique stores and cozy restaurants. Quebec's old town is also crammed with sights, the most famous of which is the castle-like Château Frontenac.