We again woke to intermittent light rain and downpours.
Still, we decided to head back in to Québec City to wander around as many of the streets we’d missed. Before we got to start our adventure, it took us over an hour to find a parking place … the Old City is little more than one square Kilometer (less than 0.4 square miles). Surface lots were full and in two of the underground garages (on which our antenna of our Jeep scrapped the ceilings), we had to retreat despite the fact we’d had to run our credit card on the way in, there were no available spaces.
By noon, however, we finally found a lot with a few empty spaces … and even the $14.00 fee seemed like a great deal. Meantime, I think we’d driven up and down every one-way street in the Old City, many of which not much wider than our Jeep.
François de Laval de Montmorency
and, more modern artwork
Construction began in 1647
Side Pulpit in Nave
We then descended below the escarpment on which most of the Old City is located to the “Lower City” which consists of half-dozen narrow streets lined with the typical jewelry, craft, T-shirt and post card stores as well as several dozen small cafes and two beautiful wall murals.
Before heading back to our rig, where it started raining again … and continues as I write this journal.