résumé: A place where ‘vieux-world’ charm intersects new world elegance, Auberge Place d’Armes is a 4-star boutique inn set on a centuries old footprint with a historical legacy. With origins dating from the beginnings of New France, its suites have been meticulously renovated and sumptuously appointed with rich finishes, artisanal furnishings, original exposed stone walls, crystal chandeliers and opening windows with post-card views.
the wherefore: Since 1640, Auberge Place d’Armes foundations have stood at the epicenter of Vieux-Québec and were once owned by the founders of a fur trading house named “Holt Renfrew”. Nestled off of historic its namesake Place d’Armes, walking out the front door immerses you in living history and all the New France you can handle. Guests can dine at Pain Beni, an elegant redoubt focused on culinary creativity with a dining room featuring exposed stone & brick walls, large windows, and coziness. Chef Simon Côté-Tremblay’s team prepares courses highlighting local ingredients, the local terroir, and those who produce from it. For an al fresco dining experience, Pain Beni’s terrasse harkens to the intimacy of a Parisien sidewalk bistro, and is not to be missed.
logistics: 24, rue Sainte-Anne at Place d'Armes, across from Dufferin Terrasse. 30 min. from Jean Lesage Airport. 10 min. by cab from VIA Rail's Gare du Palais.
features: valet parking, free wi-fi, breakfast, pet friendly, bicycle rentals 866.333.9485