|Quebec flags flying proudly in Old Quebec|
|Wandering around the quaint old town|
The tour guide said that the main employer was the government, with one in 10 jobs are civil servant ones. There's also 9,000 soldiers posted here and lots of research particularly in fibre optics conducted here.
Interesting to note is the train station and Chateau Frontenac have similar architecture and have the copper roofs that have turned green.
In between pointing out the sights and good restaurants to try, the guide also showed us a few churches that have changed in use. Some have converted into condos that he joked would help you "rest in peace", another was just sold to be used to host flea markets, and another had shops on the ground floor. Talked about mixed-use land.
We also saw a statue of Joan of Arc riding on a horse with one leg up. The guide said one leg up meant the person was injured in battle; two meant the person had died. Three? That horse must be performing with Cirque du Soleil...
|The majestic Chateau Frontenac run by Fairmont Hotels|
The leader also joked that the dancing was very Irish (think Riverdance), but the songs were very French.
|Passing by Notre Dame Cathedral|