October 10/18 (Part 1) – Caleches of Quebec City

Like many tourist destination cities, Quebec has its fleet of horse drawn Caleches to take tourists on a slow historical tour of the Old City. Whether it be a tour of discovery or a romantic proposal, it is best to book ahead for these tours, as the lines can be long in peak tourist season. There is a petition in Quebec City to ban these slow moving vehicles. After all, it is difficult enough to drive around the narrow streets behind the walls. We found walking much easier.

Tourist Trap

The gentle clip-clop

of horses hoofs on cobbles.

Tourist mouths agape.

 

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4 thoughts on “October 10/18 (Part 1) – Caleches of Quebec City

  1. Agreed. I think in some respects, these caleches are similar to the Venice gondolas. Their owners do what they can to ensure the caleches and horses are in tip-top shape for their clients. Thanks for reading and commenting. Allan

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    1. Well worth a visit. Also, some other sights in the area, Ile d’Orleans (watch for the post), Montmerency Falls, Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre and a ride up Mont Sainte Anne in a ski lift in the fall colours. Thanks for reading and commenting. Allan

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