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Here I would love to share with you our travels and adventures as international mushroom consultants. MEMOIRS about husband Pieter Vedder, who was a SCIENTIFIC PIONEER in Mushroom Cultivation Education. His practical handbook is in 9 languages and is called the MUSHROOM BIBLE: https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2020/08/modern-mushroom-growing-2020-harvesting.html

Sunday, June 12, 2022

Fairmont Le Château Frontenac — Québec City, Canada

 Both of us traveled with Continental Airlines, on free tickets for miles, to Newark, New Jersey and on to Montréal in the province of Québec, Canada.
That was August 13, 1998 and we always wanted to see the mighty St. Lawrence River and Québec City in Vieux Ville as well as Haute Ville...
So there we went in our bright blue Pontiac rental car from Herz!
Our home for 3 nights high above the St. Lawrence River
Québec City, a UNESCO World Heritage treasure.
Approaching our home and we will reside in room 5178
In reality it all is far more beautiful than on the brochures...
Le Château is over a century old.
We enjoyed a rather salty soup, served by a waiter in 17th century livery costume. 
Soup together with a mixed salad.
We slept well!
On Friday, August 14, we both went on foot after a very good breakfast buffet; including fresh red currants (my favorite!)
Screenshot from video where I indulge in the red currants...
We soon walk La Rue du Trésor, where artists have displayed their paintings.
We both fall for a copper etching with very fine and detailed colored Château Frontenac. 
It just looked lovely and we bought it from the son of artist Pascal Gravel d'Autane (24.04.1943) for Canadian $ 304.00 including tax.
Later we had it framed in my Dutch home town by expert Irok gallery, in museum quality frame with matting.
Artist Pascal Gravel d'Autane
Opposite the Château Frontenac...
Then we walked down to the famous Rue Champlain, the oldest shopping alley of North America!
Both of us felt like being back in France, in the Old World...
Found some treasures in a store with handmade paper poetry albums from cotton.
After a coffee on a terrace and a chat with a nun from Antwerp, Belgium we walk via Boulevard Petite Champlain to Rue St. Paul.
All tips from Victoria Magazine....
A nice street, full of antiques where we find a silver berry spoon for sister Diny (who collected them!) after having enjoyed an ice cream on yet another terrace.
It was such a bright sunny day!
Lots of people from Maine, in old costumes for the battle re-enactment tomorrow...
Since 1675...
Oldest restaurant in North America!
Postcard from Le Château Frontenac in winter time...

Stay tuned for more from this trip!

26 comments:

  1. That looks really nice. I think I would love to stroll down the Rue Champlain. Great memories you have.

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    1. Dearest Debby,
      Thank you and yes, strolling down in Vieux Québec is like a dream!
      Wish it would not be that far away...
      Fond memories indeed!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  2. Tom and I had a wonderful time in Montreal several years ago at the Rotary International meeting. We did not however make it to Quebec City. Wish we had. Beautiful post.

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    1. Dearest Janey,
      Glad you too have experienced this wonderful city. We first went to Montréal, drove to Québec City and back again to Montréal for staying a couple of days before driving to Ottawa and flying home again.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  3. Me gusta la ubicación del alojamiento, al estar en alto, debe de tener vistas espectaculares.

    Besos

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    1. Querida Antónia,
      Siempre seleccionamos un piso alto para la vista. De hecho, valió la pena en todas las direcciones.
      Abrazos,
      Mariette

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  4. The old part of Quebec City is a wonderful spot to visit, though I haven't been since childhood. Dad's wife has a brother who lives in Quebec City, so they visit from time to time and I get to see Dad's pics. Thanks for sharing yours! :-)

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    1. Dearest Kim,
      Oh, this was a dream after having read so much about its rich history.
      A fabulous place, in good weather that is!
      Glad you liked these images.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  5. So beautiful. I’d love to go. Regine
    www.rsrue.blogspot.com

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    1. Dearest Regine,
      Oh, would want to walk those old streets again and again, they are indeed beautiful!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  6. Such a breathtaking place to visit, Mariette, that's for sure!

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    1. Dearest Martha Jane,
      Yes, a lovely historic place to visit!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  7. What an imposing beautiful building. I bet it was wonderful inside too. I like the restaurant too. Thanx Mariette.

    God bless.

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    1. Dearest Victor,
      Yes, that was a lovely, historical stay for both of us.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  8. I'd love to visit Canada someday - my sister lives there.

    Wonderful memories you have, Mariette.

    ((hugs and blessings))

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    1. Dearest Veronica,
      Oh, Canada has so much to offer for tourism. This was absolutely a great choice.
      We cherish these memories!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  9. ist das beeindruckend, liebe Mariette und wunderschöne Erinnerungen, danke, dass Du sie mit uns teilst.
    Liebe Grüße von Traudi.♥

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    1. Liebe Traudi,
      Ja, es waren wirklich wunderschöne Erinnerungen die wir auch gerne noch mal so virtuell beleben wollen!
      Kein Dank für's teilen; gerne.
      Liebe Grüße,
      Mariette

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  10. I love Quebec and had lunch in that old restaurant. Catherine

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    1. Dearest Catherine,
      So happy to read that you too are fond of Québec City and know the restaurant.
      A lovely historical place.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  11. Realmente me emociono ao ver construções tão fantásticas
    feitas pelas mãos do homem, adoro castelos, querida Mariette!
    Esses, são um dos mais maravilhosos que vi.
    A segunda foto é deslumbrante!!
    E o restaurante, é um show! Que belas lembranças, querida!
    Abraços a você e Pieter! Um feliz domingo.

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    1. Querida Taís,
      Hoje à noite no próximo post você verá mais um prédio do mesmo arquiteto. Mais um hotel que ele fez, onde também ficamos.
      Arquitetura incrível mesmo!
      Abraços,
      Mariette

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