The Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac is undeniably one of the most striking buildings of Québec City's famous skyline. The castle towers over the picturesque old town sitting high on a hill, and it was recently added to the prestigious UNESCO World Heritage List.
The castle is named after Louis de Buade, Count of Frontenac, governor of the area in the middle of the 17th century.
Since its completion in 1893, the castle has served as a hotel and offers views of the Old Town and the St. Lawrence River. The hotel's various restaurants serve delicious meals, from classic to local dishes.
Inside the castle, you can still see the governor's armor hanging on display at the entrance. The hotel has 610 rooms and has been completely restored over the years.
The castle became part of pop culture when it appeared in the "I Confess" (1953) film by Alfred Hitchcock.