The Most Photographed Hotel in the Word: Fairmont Le Château Frontenac


It feels like walking right through a fairy tale where prince and princess and happily ever after exists! "Are we in Europe?" The characteristic of the place seems like it but no we're still in North America. 

Quebec City sure is beautiful. It's similar to a dream! With that castle-like hotel in the background, it's no wonder the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac got labeled as the most photographed hotel in the world!

"Gosh, it's cold! Thank God I dress up warmly!" Strolling through Dufferin Terrace, I thought of my 2 men, my husband and our 2-year-old, whom I left behind at the Rue de Tresor. 

I fancied an art souvenir of my son's cute little face for a while now. I'm glad we found an artist who does an on-the-spot sketch job. "How will it turn out?

Fairmont Le Château Frontenac: Things To Do in Old Quebec
Fairmont Le Château Frontenac: Things To Do in Old Quebec
Fairmont Le Château Frontenac: Things To Do in Old Quebec

A Little History

Fairmont Le Château Frontenac is a historic hotel in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. The hotel is situated in Old Quebec, within the historic district's Upper Town. The Chateau Frontenac was designed by Bruce Price and was built by the Canadian Pacific Railway company. [source]

The hotel is named after flamboyant French governor Louis de Buade, Count of Frontenac. Countless personalities have graced Fairmont Le Château Frontenac with their presence. [sourceFrom Queen Elizabeth II, Celine Dion, Charlie Caplin, and countless others.

Tourist Spots Near the Area

The hotel is located a short walking distance to other famous tourist spots in Old Quebec: the Notre Dame de Quebec, Battlefields Park, Quartier Petit Champlain. It overlooks the St. Lawrence River.

Through the looking glass from Dufferin Terrace, we spotted the archeological remains of Saint Louis Forts & Chateau Saint-Louis where there French and British governors once reside. You can buy tickets from the Terrace Dufferin boardwalk to get down there.

Fairmont Le Château Frontenac: Things To Do in Old Quebec
Fairmont Le Château Frontenac: Things To Do in Old Quebec
Fairmont Le Château Frontenac: Things To Do in Old Quebec

An Unfavorable time!

"Bummer, Fairmont Le Château Frontenac is currently under renovation!" We visited during an unfavorable time. :( 

Walking further, we climb up a steep hill to get a better view of the surroundings. How magical! It's even more impressive with the bright hues of the season clothing the landscape. Look at that!

Fairmont Le Château Frontenac: Things To Do in Old Quebec
Fairmont Le Château Frontenac: Things To Do in Old Quebec

Buy cute sweatshirts below.

Fairmont Le Château Frontenac: Things To Do in Old Quebec
Fairmont Le Château Frontenac: Things To Do in Old Quebec

Antiques in the Hallway

"Come, let's take a peek inside." A friend invited. We climb down the steep hill and made our way to the hotel lobby. See, I'm curious to see the interior of this remarkable hotel, after all, famous personalities checked in here. 

It was a weekend when we came, the lobby is packed with guests and tourists alike. Passing through the hallway, antiques showcased behind glass walls caught our attention (photo above left side). 

What eye candy, exquisite works of art! Don't mind me, I admire looking at historical artifacts. ;) Are you the same?

Fairmont Le Château Frontenac: Things To Do in Old Quebec
Fairmont Le Château Frontenac: Things To Do in Old Quebec

Speaking of art, I wonder about how Mr. Marc, the one sketching our 2-year-old's cute little face, is progressing. I hurried back to where my two most important people are in Rue de Tresor. What to see his work? Stay tuned. ;P

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I hope our experience at Fairmont Le Château Frontenac gave you an idea of what to expect during your visit to Old Quebec. 

Haven fun and don't forget to take lots of photos! After all, it's our duty to maintain the hotel's current status as the most photographed hotel in the world. Haha. Talk to you soon then. ;)