October 10/18 (Part 2) – Quebec City – Le Chateau Frontenac

Like the Opera House is to Sydney, the Fairmont Chateau Fontenac is an iconic symbol of Quebec City.

Built in the Chateauesque style, the hotel opened in 1893, is 79.9m (262 feet) tall and contains 18 floors.  It was one of the first Grand Railway Hotels completed in Canada. Situated on the promontory of Quebec, 54m (177 feet) above the old port, it is in a position of prominence and can be seen from all over the old city.

The building was expanded 3 times, the latest being in 1983. It was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1981. (Source:Wikipedia)

It is very photogenic day or night.

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