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Quebec City Helicopter Tour
"After meeting at the ticket office in Quebec City at your chosen departure time you’ll be driven to the heliport for your helicopter tour. Aboard a 4- to 6-person state-of-the-art helicopter soar over Quebec City for 12-15 minutes and admire incredible aerial views of Old Quebec and its fortifications. Spot Château Frontenac Cap Diamant the Plains of Abraham Ile d'Orléans and the bridges spanning the mighty St Lawrence River. You’ll fly over all the must-see natural wonders and popular urban areas of this 17th-century capital city. Your expert pilot will provide interesting and informative commentary
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"Quebec City
"Quebec City Its River and Its Landscape Helicopter Tour""Enjoy a truly breathtaking sightseeing experience on a 30-minute “Québec City Its River Its Landscapes” tour. Along with all the City Tour attractions including the Québec bridges the Plains of Abraham
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Quebec City Walking Tour
"Conducted year-round rain or shine this walking tour starts in the Upper Town district of Old Quebec and finishes in the Lower Town. You'll discover Quebec City's history from 1608 to present on this enjoyable walking tour. While listening to the entertaining and informative commen you'll gain a sense of the day-to-day lives of the people who have lived in this lovely fortress city over the centuries. You will visit sites such as the Quebec Citadel Chateau Frontenac Quebec fortifications Basilica Notre-Dame
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Ile d'Orleans Tips (9)

L'Ile D'Orleans

On a trip to Quebec City, a stoll down the Orleans island is a must.

This island is not densely populated and it's people have preserved the atmosphere that the island has had for centuries. It's one of the first location of french settlement. The original settlers built schools, church and various shipyards that can still be seen today.

There are beautiful houses, restaurants and small inns worth a stop, here's a few:

THINGS TO SEE:
- 1871 Chuch in Ste-Petronille;
- 17th century four mill "Gosselin" (In St-Laurent de l"Ile D'Orleans);
- In St-Jean: 1732 church, 1855 chapel, 1858 wharf, 1734 Mauvide-Genest manor (1451 chemin Royal);
- 1718(!) church in Saint-Pierre-de-l'Ile-d'Orleans;

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ChuckG
Apr 04, 2011

Ile d'Orleans

I also biked over to Ile d'Orleans from Montmorency Falls. I thought that there would be an easy path to follow over to the isle...but nooo. I had to cross a highway then ride along a narrow path on the side of the bridge - it was long, and cars kept zoomin' by. But, it was worth it; Ile d'Orleans is a great place to visit...I only wish that I had more time...had to get the bike back. But, I did ride through some of the island's communities and stopped to check out some of the vineyards. On the edge of the island, you'll find orchards and vineyards and wineries - while the inside looked to be a maple tree forest. Next time I visit Ile d'Orleans, I'll take a car. The picture isn't too great...my camera started acting badly...the island looks much better than what the picture displays. Actually, it's a picture of the mainland from Ile d'Orleans.

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btex
Apr 04, 2011

Go on a tour of Ile d'Orleans!

L'Ile d'Orleans is a small island located about 20 minutes away from Quebec City, and going for a drive or a bike ride around l'Ile d'Orleans is one of the locals' favorite things to do on a nice sunny day! The island is made up of six small and colorful villages, and although the road that goes around the island is only about 70 km long, you should allow at least half a day to drive around it because you'll most likely want to stop every now and then. Agri-tourism is very popular on the island, and depending on what time of the year you happen to be there, you can pick your own strawberries, raspberries, apples, and so on (my favorite place to go for apple-picking is at Polyculture Plante, http://www.polycultureplante.com).

There are also a few museums located on the island, including the Manoir Mauvide-Genest, dating back to 1734, and the Maison Drouin (http://www.fondationfrancoislamy.org/drouin_house.html), the oldest house on the island. There is also a great chocolate factory, a small cheese factory, a winery, a bakery, some really great restaurants, and numerous arts & crafts shops. Make sure to stop at the Tourist Info Center as you get off the bridge (up the hill, on your right) to get all the information you need and have fun exploring the island!

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Jefie
Oct 23, 2007

L'Ile d'Orleans

Right in front of Quebec City you'll find this beautiful beautiful island. Admire the cozyness of its charming houses and farms, drive around the island and stop at local shops... go the apple yards and collect them as a kid. A wonderful experience!

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Oct 12, 2005
 
 
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I'le d'orleans

Just up the river about a 20 minute drive, I'le d'orleans looks like itwas floating down river and became wedged just before the river banks close in. Accessed by bridge the island is a series of small farm towns laid in sucession along a loop road that it's ends meet at 23 miles. Cider houses, orchards, wineries, bakeries, chocolatiers, bad art galleries, restaurants, inns and stone churches are the shining trinkets hanging on this asphalt necklace bound to catch your eye with their twinkle. Superfluos foliage drops a background of green to set this attractive route in front of. Many concurrent stops award the seeker with amazing views of Quebecs mini-skyline if willing to get out of the mobile.

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chodearm
Jun 02, 2005

Ile d'Orleans

You don't have to venture far outside Quebec before you are into authentic rural Quebec and the Island of Orleans is a perfect example.

The only way over by car is across the bridge you see in this picture.

The island has all kinds of great businesses such as farms, winery's, sugar shacks, chocolateries and the list goes on.

In the summer time you can buy all kinds of fresh products over on the island.

During my visit in the winter there wasn't as much to see.

The houses overlooking the St. Lawrence River are amazing and I was envious of their view.

From the island you also get some unique views of Quebec, the Montmorency Falls and the Ile d'Orleans bridge.

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jamiesno
Feb 05, 2005

Île de l'Orléans

There are some very interesting houses on this island, which is amazingly close to Quebec City itself. L'Ile d'Orleans and the Saint Lawrence River were discovered by French explorer, Jacques Cartier in 1535.
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"Le pont de l'Ile" The bridge to the island is just opposite the falls at Montmorency. L'Ile d'Orléans is 20 mi long and 5 mi wide.

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shrimp56
Dec 05, 2002

L'ile D'orleans! Litteraly an...

L'ile D'orleans! Litteraly an outdoor museum. This historical island, said to belonged to Poet Felix Leclerc his filled with centenial houses, historical churches, museums, vineyards, a small recording studio (yup!) and loads of some of the most beautifull and memorable scenery you'll see. to reach it, take the bridge in front of Montmorency falls.

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Aug 26, 2002
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"Quebec City - A Bit of Europe Close at Hand!"
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"Quebec, the charming French town"
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"Une Petite Tour de La Ville de Quebec...."
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L'Ile d'Orléans
Just 30...

L'Ile d'Orléans
Just 30 minutes East of Québec, take the bridge from the North side. The island is about 30 km long, but it would take at least an hour to circle because of the superbe scenary.
Mostly farm lands in the middle, they grow potatoes and strawberries everywhere.

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Aug 24, 2002

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