- Heavenly Honeymoons:
- Quebéc City Offers You Old-World Charm
From the delicate Alonson lace you select for your bridal gown, to the pastel gumpaste
tea roses that will cascade from your wedding cake, you are doing everything you can to
make your wedding a storybook event.
As you start your happily-ever-after life, you can also honeymoon in an old-world
fairy-tale setting without the expense of overseas travel. Plan to visit romantic
Québec City, a gem tucked away in the vast province of Québec, Canada.
English Speakers Are Welcome Here
But what if you dont speak French very well or maybe not at all? Can you
still go here on your honeymoon and have a great time?
Definitely! While Québec City is decidedly French, practically everyone speaks English
and many residents know other languages as well. But if you do try to speak French,
youll enjoy the experience even more.
Here, high above the mighty St. Lawrence River, youll experience the Old-World
magic of Québec City as you walk down its narrow, winding cobblestone streets, admire its
ancient architecture, ride in an old-fashioned horse-drawn calèche, or enjoy the hearty
taste of authentic Québecoise fare.
But although Québec is steeped in history, its also thoroughly in tune with the
times. World-class restaurants, featuring a variety of ethnic cuisines, quaint shops and
boutiques, some of them underground, (and an excellent exchange for U.S. dollars) offer
you plenty of opportunity to soak up todays trendy styles.
From the Grand Allée with its many sidewalk cafes to side streets such as the Rue du
Trésor, where artists sell their renditions of the city, youll find a world of
delightful charm here. Québec City has it all just waiting for you to come here and make
it your special place.
Enjoy All of Québecs Seasons
Honeymoon in Québec in the warmer months, and it will be festooned with flowers. Pick
up treats from a nearby gourmet carry-out shop, and you can enjoy a
romantic picnic for two on the grassy historic Plains of Abraham. After your repast,
you can stroll, hand-in-hand, along the broad Terrassee Dufferin to enjoy a dramatic view
of the St. Lawrence River as you listen to the melodies of street musicians or watch the
lively antics of sidewalk acrobats.
Visit this Snow Capital of the World during the cold months, and youll be able to
join children of all ages as you enjoy a variety of winter sports from ice skating and
sledding to snow rafting.
In any season, youll probably find some type of exciting festival going on,
whether its a lively Renaissance event in the late summer, or Februarys
"Winter Carvaval," where days and nights of lively festivities will make you
Year round, after a day of fun and frolic, you can treat yourself to lodgings in the
magnificent Château Frontenac. With its turrets and towers, this 105-year-old castle
looks like it is straight out of a fairy tale. Yet, inside youll find modern
amenities where youll be pampered like a princess.
If you werent already in love, you soon will be after experiencing Québec City.
But, be warned, visiting this romantic city is definitely contagious. And, for couples
that like the outdoors, within minutes of Québec City, there are pristine parks, lakes,
streams, rivers and trails to allow you to participate in every sport imaginable.
Come to Québec City, and youll want to return, not for just your first
anniversary, but over and over again to experience a lifetime of happy memories that
youll build while visiting the whole Province of Québec.
For more information,
Eve Carr has
visited Québec more times than she can remember, but always finds something new to make
her long to return.
Freelance writers Eve and Millard Carr of Great Falls, Virginia, specialize
in writing about unique honeymoon destinations. They can be reached by
at: firstname.lastname@example.org and http://www.travelwriters.com/evecarr.