Auberge Saint-Antoine

8 Rue Saint Antoine, Québec, QC G1K 4C9, Canada

Occupying a 17th-century wharf and cannon battery alongside three other 18th- and 19th-century buildings in Québec’s Old Port, Auberge Saint-Antoine is a history buff’s dream. During the restoration and construction of the Relais & Chateaux property, an extensive archaeological dig unearthed artifacts dating back to the 1600s, many of which are on display in 95 individually designed room, which are decorated in a soothing palette of cream and gold offset by splashes of regal scarlet. The warehouse where Chez Muffy is located dates back to 1822 and has wonderfully preserved stone walls, as does the on-site cinema. But it’s not all old-world charm. The airy health club offers spa treatments using Canadian skincare line G.M. Collins, and the hotel’s gourmet food truck hosts summer pop-up events in the nearby Vignoble de Sainte-Pétronille vineyard on Île d’Orleans.

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Auberge Saint-Antoine, Quebec City

The hotel occupies three historic buildings in Québec’s old port. Its 95 rooms are decorated with artifacts (such as ceramics, vials, and buttons) found during archaeological digs on the property’s 300-year-old site. Doubles from $189. 8 Rue Saint-Antoine, Québec City, (418) 692-2211. This appeared in the January/February 2013 issue.

High Style in the Lower Town

Old Québec is the only walled city in North America north of Mexico. The UNESCO World Heritage site is divided into two halves: the fortified Upper Town was the administrative center and its streets are lined with the former houses of government officials. The merchants and artisans clustered at the base of the bluff in the Lower Town, where the Auberge Saint-Antoine is located, in the heart of the Old Port near the Saint Lawrence River. The hotel’s 95 rooms are in three buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries, yet the interiors have a decidedly contemporary feel. It’s a marvelous boutique hotel in a charming, historic area. Whatever your preference in terms of hotels—or inns or B&Bs—we can find the room that’s right for you. Contact us for a custom Québec itinerary:

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