New France – Old Quebec City
French explorers visited the eastern coats of America for decades before establishing the first permanent settlement of Quebec City in New France in 1608. The Old City was a fortified township, surrounded by stout stone walls, guarded by cannons.
Today Old Town Quebec remains a vibrant seaport on the St. Lawrence seaway, that combines old world architecture with modern amenities. French speaking residents hold to their linguistic roots and some do not or will not speak English.