In Quebec - capital of province (but at one time and the whole Canada), whole region medieval construction site - Latin quarter . Located on, with its steep and narrow small streets , City most of all looks like Tallin with a lot of attractions in Quebec . Quebec is Canada's most beautifully located and most historic city. Quebec, surrounded by solid fortifications, is the only walled city in North America, a fact that prompted UNESCO to classify it as a World Heritage Site in 1985 . In both parts of the Old City - Haute and Basse - the winding cobbled streets are flanked by seventeenth - and eighteenth-century stone houses and churches, graceful parks and squares, and countless monuments. Although some districts have been painstakingly restored to give tourists as seductive an introduction to Quebec as possible, this is an authentically and profoundly French city : 95 percent of its 600,000 population are French-speaking, and it is often difficult to remember which continent you are in as you tuck into a croissant and a steaming bowl of coffee in a Parisian-style cafe. Moreover, despite the fact that the city's symbol is a hotel , the Cheteau Frontenac , the government remains the main employee, not tourism, and some of the more impressive buildings are government-run and off-limits . Arriving from Montreal you're immediately struck by the differences between the province's two main cities. Whilst Montreal is international, dynamic and forward-thinking , Quebec is more than a shade provincial , often seeming too bound up with its religious and military past - a residue of the days when the city was the bastion of the Catholic Church in Canada. On the other hand , the Church can claim much of the credit for the creation and preservation of the finest buildings, from the quaint Eglise Notre Dame-des-Victoires to the Basilique Notre Dame de Quebec and the vast Seminary . In contrast , the austere defensive structures , dominated by the massive Citadelle , reveal the military pedigree of a city dubbed by Churchill as the "Gibraltar of North America", while the battlefield of the Plains of Abraham is now a national historic park. Of the city's rash of museums , two are essential visits - the modern Musee de la Civilisation , in Quebec , expertly presenting all aspects of French-Canadian society , and the Musee du Quebec , in the Haute-Ville, west of Quebec , which has the finest art collection in the province . Outside the city limits , the town of Levis and the Huron reservation, Wendake , make worthwhile excursions, whilst the churches and farmland of the Cete-de-Beaupre and the Ele d'Orleans hark back to the days of the seigneurs and habitants . The gigantic Basilique de Ste-Anne-de-Beaupre , attracting millions of pilgrims annually , is one of the most impressive sights in Quebec , and for equally absorbing natural sights there are the spectacular waterfalls at Montmorency and Sept-Chutes , and the wildlife reserve in the Laurentians . Nightlife in Quebec is far more relaxed than in Montreal: an evening spent in an intimate bar or a jazz or blues soiree is more popular than a big gig or disco, except among the younger set. Few major bands tour here , except during the Festival d'Ete in July , when everyone lets their hair down. Quebec's main bar and nightclub strip is around St-Jean - the stretch outside the city walls in the Faubourg St-Jean-Baptiste has studenty bars and gay nightspots . Places on Grand-Allee tend to cater to tourists . Now on narrow streets in Quebec, usually filled by tourists, numerous shops, shops, restaurants and bars settle down. The ensemble Old Quebec city is represented by the rare sample of the strengthened North American city of the colonial period . Now inside of old walls of the Citadel some museums are located. About gate St. John, one of four in Forte, there is the Park of artillery including a redoubt and some constructions, erected still in âðåìåííà the French mode . The building of parliament (XIX century), building of National assembly draw attention, erected in style of the French Renaissance .