As much as we would like it, the Famous Chateau Frontenac, symbol of the city was not, contraryly to hat some guides have told been built by Samuel De Champlain, founder of the city 400 years ago. Not only didn't he build it, but he never heven saw it or thought of it. The Chateau was actually built,in 7 stages starting in 1892 by the Canadian National railway company. It was expanded 3 times and evokes the style of the 14th-15th century chateaux of the Loire Valley in France. So sorry, no romantic story about french royals wandering the hallways of this castle in days gone by..only a hotel built as a hotel but still VERY, VERY beautifull. :)
This is Chateau Frontenac! And as we say in the travel trade in Quebec 'Old Faithful'.It's a beautiful and very luxurious CP hotel. It dominates the top of old Quebec and gives the town it's charm. It's an icon...