Dufferin Terrace and Fairmont Le Château Frontenac
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Dufferin Terrace and Fairmont Le Château Frontenac
On the eastern edge of Québec City's Upper Town, the Dufferin Terrace (Place Terrasse Dufferin) was built in 1838. The wide boardwalk has been popular with residents and visitors ever since, thanks to its stunning views of the Lower Town and the St. Lawrence River. From here you can ride the funicular down to the Old Port below or pause your sightseeing to have tea or cocktails at the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac. The city's most recognizable landmark, the hotel opened in 1893. Its design is the so-called château-style—a loose interpretation of French Renaissance design that typified the string of resort hotels constructed by the Canadian Pacific Railway across Canada at the end of the 19th century.
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