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Québec City lies on the Saint Lawrence River in the mostly French-speaking Québec province. Established in 1608, it still keeps its fortified colonial center, Vieux-Québec and Place Royale, with its narrow lanes, stone landmarks and European feel. Québec City is one of North America’s oldest and most grandiose settlements. Its Old Town has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, a outdoor museum of cobblestone streets, 17th- and 18th-century homes and church spires, with the magnificents Château Frontenac towering over all. There’s more than a hint of Old Europe in its bistros, cafes and well;-landscaped squares.
Throughout summer, musicians, acrobats and thespians take to the streets, while fantastic festivals entertain with fireworks and music. In January and February, the city's Winter Carnival is arguably the largest and most colorful winter festival in the world.