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Call for Papers and abstract
Sure of its charms and just a touch haughty, Québec City’s
gracious yet simple style continues to delight its visitors, year after year.
The city has everything it takes to please: an enchanting setting on the St.
Lawrence, a priceless architectural heritage, a rich and colourful past and,
above all, a warm heart bubbling over with the special joie de vivre that has
characterized it for four centuries.
Colonial city, contemporary capital
It was here at the base of this natural fortress dubbed the
“Gibraltar of America” by Charles Dickens that Samuel de Champlain first
established a fur-trading post in 1608. As religious and political
institutions sprang up within the fortifications, merchants and craftsmen set
up shop alongside the river. A coveted prize that was subject to repeated
assault, Québec City eventually fell to the British in 1759, and New France
became a subject of the English crown. (more...)
tourist site of the Government of Quebec
The Loews Le Concorde Hotel
Situated on the highest point in
Québec City at the entrance of the old walled city, the Loews Le Concorde
offers unobstructed, majestic views of the St. Lawrence River, Old Québec,
and the Plains of Abraham. Its location on Grande Allée - the Champs-Elysées
of Québec - is central to many sights, shops, businesses, dining, and
museums. And is only a five-minute stroll from the Convention Center.
Concorde Hotel web site