Being that it was so early in the morning, our room wasn't ready at the hotel. But, we dropped our bags, borrowed an umbrella from the doorman, and headed out to explore. I then decided on a trip to Érico and their chocolate museum. It was small but nice. We purchased a few tasty chocolate items.
By now we were drenched by what would be the only rainy day on our trip. We decided to Uber it back to the hotel to see if our room was ready. We still had to wait but it would be worth it. Our hotel for the weekend was the Auberge Saint-Antoine. Even though we reserved one of the least expensive rooms in the hotel, a comfort queen, it was fabulous. The hotel is in the perfect location to explore Quebec. Everyone is friendly and accommodating. On a side note: I did lose a bottle of ice wine to the housekeeping staff that I had chilling in the refrigerator.
It was Saturday and the sun was out. We returned to a little cafe that we had found the day before. Café La Maison Smith would become our meeting spot for the entire weekend. The shop is located in a lovely cobblestone lined square in the heart of historic Quebec.
Everywhere you look in Old Quebec City there are lovely restored buildings. There are murals and whimsical art installations as well.
To get to the rest of Quebec City you can either walk the stairs or take the funiculaire. We would do both during our weekend visit. Be warned that the stairs are well worn.
We enjoyed just walking, shopping, eating, and exploring on both Saturday and Sunday.
One place that we spent a good bit of time in was the Marche du Vieux-Port de Quebec. This indoor farmers' market lured us in and we returned both Saturday and Sunday for some yummy treats.
Quebec City is such a wonderful place. In the two and a half days that we explored, we felt like we had only scratched the surface of what was available. What a great city.
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