Month: December 2011

Chateau Frontenac in Quebec City

The Chateau Frontenac in Quebec City

Chateau Frontenac The Chateau Frontenac is located in Old Quebec or Vieux Quebec. This historic hotel was built by the Canadian Pacific company in the year 1892 and has since been an architectural symbol of Québec city and Canada as a whole. Château Frontenac is a Château style hotel that’s reminiscent of the same type of hotels produced by many of Canada’s railway companies around this period. Frontenac was one of few hotels that has actually been preserved due to its sheer size and elegance. Château Frontenac was designed by architect Bruce Price and it was preserved throughout history being named a national historic site in the year 1981. The design for the building was inspired by French castles and named after Luis De Baude Comte De Frontenac who is a key figure in the history of new France. Frontenac was actually the governor of this colony between 1672 and 1682 and was then elected as governor again between 1689 and 1698. As well as being a natural leader Frontenac is also credited for defending …