Sunday, July 28, 2013

June 5, 2013 - Part 1

We took off for Lower Town today, which we discovered is full of shops, and thus, full of people.  :)  This is Rue Sous-le-Fort, which ends at the St Lawrence River and begins at Rue Petit-Champlain, which is the main street through Lower Town.

The funiculaire is a glass-enclosed cable car which descends from the Terrasse Dufferin near the Chateau Frontenac down a steep slope to Lower Town, landing behind this building, Maison Louis Jolliet.  Built in 1683, it was home to Louis Jolliet, a Quebec-born explorer who was the first person of European parentage to explore the upper Mississippi River.  We didn't take the funiculaire down, preferring to take the steps winding through the streets, but by late afternoon we were too tired to even think about walking those steps back uphill and gladly paid our $2.25 to ride the cable car.  The view was excellent but my camera battery had died by then and I didn't get any pictures.

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