Canada/Quebec: Quebec City – Chateau Frontenac

Old Quebec is dominated by the massive Chateau Frontenac standing in the heart of the city and visible from basically everywhere. It’s a historic luxury hotel, originally built by Canada Pacific Railways in 1893 and now operated by Fairmont. The Chateauesque architectural style was the first to be used for a Gran hotel in Canada and was later replicated many times in Canada and further. It’s meant to look like historic chateaus in Loire Valley in France. It was in this historic hotel in 1943 that the Allied Powers, represented by Roosevelt and Churchill among others, laid preparations for D-Day landing in Normandy the following year. Chateau Frontenac looks imposing at grand from any van at age point and particularly impressive when lit at night .