Today’s travelers find their dream castle in Québec City, as visitors have for over a century. Set in the heart of Old Québec—on Cap Diamond, above the St. Lawrence River—Fairmont Le Château Frontenac reigns as the symbol of the French-Canadian city loved by romantics worldwide.
The Renaissance-style architecture immortalizes the French and British powers that claimed Québec City’s highest promontory. The name comes from Louis de Buade, Count of Frontenac, a flamboyant French governor who guided New France’s destiny in the late seventeenth century. History figures prominently in the architectural details as well. A 300-year-old stone bearing the Cross of Malta rests over the entry arch.