Château Frontenac

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Château Frontenac
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Château Frontenac

The Château Frontenac is a majestic hotel and is one of the most popular attractions in Québec City. The Château Frontenac was the inspiration of the architect Bruce Price. This is just the first of many château style hotels that were built around the end of the 19th century and into the 20th century for the Canadian Pacific Railway company. The Canadian Pacific Railway desired to attract visitors to the Quebec area with luxury hotels and the romance of traveling by train. The Château Frontenac opened its doors in 1893.

The chateau Frontenac got its name in honor of Louis Buade who was the Count of Frontenac and was also the governor of the New France colony during 1672 until 1682 and then again from 1689 to 1698. During the Quebec Conference in 1943, Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt planned their strategy for World War II and they staff had the privilege of staying at the Château Frontenac.

Much history can be found in and around the ground of the Château Frontenac, which overlooks the Saint Lawrence River. The grounds where the Château Frontenac is now standing is where the seven year long, French and Indian War took place in 1759.

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