We had one full day to explore Quebec City. We left Ottawa at 4am so we would have a good chunk of the day to explore. We entered the Old City on Rue Saint-Jean, passing through a gate and out onto Rue Dauphine. The Old City definitely has a European feel both French & English. I'm glad we set off early and were able to hike 5km around the old city before the rain started. We had lunch at Paillard a cafe-boulangerie. It was a huge space with tall ceilings and lots of seating. The were little round tables in the front, as well as several long communal tables in the main area next to the bakery cases and coffee station. Cafeteria style dining at reasonable prices . Peroni and Sapporo are offered on tap as well as a good selection of wines, a coffee, tea and juice bar. Such a great day. Quebec City was a great stop over. So much history & beauty. We had dinner at St.Hubert! Boys tried out chicken, rib & poutine platter. We got back to our hotel just in time for the concierge delivery of anniversary wine and cheese which we gave to kids to eat while they watched the lightning storm. ( just the fruit and cheese )
We all crashed hard and woke up at 6 to drive the 9 hours to L's place in Moncton.