Experience Québec City’s Heart and Soul

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Published on January 27, 2020
Aerial view of the illuminated Fairmont Le Château Frontenac in the evening, in winter.
Francis Gagnon

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Perched atop Cap Diamant, Fairmont Le Château Frontenac keeps a watchful eye upon the waters of the St. Lawrence River and on Québec City. It’s château-style façade, adding a sense of romance to one of the oldest cities in North America, and once the snow begins to fall, you’ll be transported into a magical winter wonderland.

One of the best hotels for a truly wondrous winter vacation, each and every Québec City journey should begin with a stay at Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, one of the most romantic and iconic hotels in North America. Your winter getaway comes complete with legendary service from staff who not only know the city like the back of their hand, but are madly in love with it as well. Immerse yourself in the hotel’s history, admire the fine architecture, drool over views of the city and St. Lawrence River, and feel the holiday spirit as you admire to gorgeous decorations found throughout the hotel. 

Stay in a Hotel Rich in History

Fairmont Le Château Frontenac
Mention de source Fairmont Le Château Frontenac

There is nothing quite like sleeping in a historic hotel to add to the thrill of discovering a new city. Built in 1892 by the Canadian Pacific Railway, Fairmont Le Château Frontenac has played host to dignitaries, celebrities and politicians from around the world. It has facilitated important meetings like super secret Québec Conference of 1943 between Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt and William Lyon Mackenzie King and discussed the invasion of France. Delve deeper into the hotel’s history with a Historical Walking Tour! 

Unique Architecture with Intricate Details

Chambre du Château Frontenac
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As with many château-style buildings, Fairmont Le Château Frontenac features everything from turrets to beautiful attic roofs and cozy corners. The antique wood, old-fashion letter chutes, royal blue and brass accents add the hotel’s warmth and richness. Each room has unique features, one could visit the hotel 611 times and have a different experience each time. Tip: Look for the phoenix which stands above the revolving doors in the lobby.

From Your Hotel Room to the Heart of the City

Glissades de la Terrasse Dufferin
Mention de source Francis Gagnon

From the door of your room at Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, you can jump with both feet into the rich history and culture of Québec City. Discover the beautiful views from Dufferin Terrace and fly down the hundred-year-old winter slide. Ride the funicular down to Petit-Champlain and Place Royale where lights, decorations and snow create a magical setting. Admire the beauty of Old Québec, explore the walls and skate at Place D’Youville. The city is your oyster – and as one of the tallest buildings in the old city, Fairmont Le Château Frontenac also makes a good directional marker!

One of the Best Gastronomic Experiences

Fairmont Le Château Frontenac
Mention de source Francis Gagnon

Whether you’re looking forward to a gourmet meal created by the talented Chef Stéphane Modat (a master chef of France) at Champlain Restaurant, sipping on wine and nibbling on fine Québec cheeses at 1608 - Wine & Cheese Bar or enjoying a cocktail at Bistro Le Sam, a divine gastronomic experience awaits you at Fairmont Le Château Frontenac. Enjoy views of the St. Lawrence River while enjoying Saturday Afternoon Tea or Sunday Brunch. Admire the extensive array of cheeses (over 30) found in the cheese cellar. Indulge in a glass or bottle of fine wine from the hotel’s impressive wine list (Wine Spectator’s Best of Award of Excellence). Fairmont Château Frontenac is the perfect gastronomic escape on a crisp winter day, a place to indulge in gourmet holiday cuisine, fine wine or champagne. It is the holidays after all, go ahead and spoil yourself – there are also some delightful holiday events to choose from!

Celebrate the Magic of the Holidays

Mention de source Francis Gagnon

The holiday season is truly magical in Québec City with snow clinging to just about everything, buildings decorated with holiday lights and an impressive display of beautifully decorated Christmas trees can be found inside Fairmont Château Frontenac. The festive décor is just the beginning, a way to get you into the mood for holiday indulgences and events – sure to give you Christmas or New Year’s memories with your family, friends or special someone that you will cherish for many years to come.

Fairmont Le Château Frontenac (CITQ - 040703)

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