Our location

See our location on this Unesco city map

Our B&B is located inside the historic district of Old Quebec city, as defined by Unesco.
Old Quebec city has been on Unesco’s World Heritage list since its inscription in 1985.

Delimitations of the historic district of Old Quebec city as per Unesco

Québec was founded by the French explorer Champlain in the early 17th century. It is the only North American city to have preserved its ramparts, together with the numerous bastions, gates and defensive works which still surround Old Québec. The Upper Town, built on the cliff, has remained the religious and administrative centre, with its churches, convents and other monuments like the Dauphine Redoubt, the Citadel and Château Frontenac. Together with the Lower Town and its ancient districts, it forms an urban ensemble which is one of the best examples of a fortified colonial city.

see original map here

No need for a car to visit the old port and walled city !
From our location, you will be able to visit on foot the main attractions

3 or 4 minutes to reach the train station or bus terminal

4 minutes to reach the waterfront marketplace and quaint streets with its shops and cafes

a few more minutes to reach the piers where the ships dock

4 minutes to reach the main street of the old city with its basilica, townhall, shops, restaurants

8 minutes to reach the Dufferin Terrace and Chateau Frontenac on the top of the hill

Walking instructions from the train or bus terminal

Map of old Quebec city

This map indicates our location in relation to the train station and main attractions of Old Quebec city.

Train station Gare du Palais near the B&B

The train or bus provides an easy and safe access to the old city of Quebec from major canadian cities. Our Bed and Breakfast is convenienty located just a few minutes walking from the Old Quebec train station & bus terminal.

When coming by train or bus: from the train station’s main entrance/exit, go pass the fountain in front of the station, take a small street called VAISSEAUX-DU-ROI (in front of the station) going up (perpendicular to the boulevard on which the train station is) , then turn left on the first street on your left called ST-VALLIER EAST STREET. Do not go up the steeper part of the hill. Look for a house with a light blue roof and a red bricks facade. You should not have to walk more than 5 minutes !

B&B A la Decouverte, Old Quebec city

View of B&B A la Decouverte- Old Quebec city, opened in 2003

Quebec city is easily accessible by train with Viarail or bus (Orleans Express Bus service) from Montreal, Ottawa or Toronto.
We are located just a few minutes walking from the train station (Gare du Palais ) and bus terminal.

The distance from Montreal to Quebec city is approximately 250kms and can be done in 3 hours (train, bus or car). If driving, we highly recommend travelling by day.

It can be a little challenging to find your way in Old Quebec city with its streets changing names many times and its one-way and winding streets.

Detailed driving directions

Never hesitate to give us a call at (418) 264-3688 if you are having difficulties finding us!

Our address is 1116 rue de Saint-Vallier Est, G1K 3R7, Quebec, Quebec, Canada

Option 1: Via highway 40 (easiest and most direct way)… leaving from Montreal

IMPORTANT : While on the 40 East highway, keep in the left lane when approaching Quebec city. Highway 40 will become highway 440 which in turn will become Autoroute Charest. NO NEED to take any exit. Ignore signs indicating Vieux Quebec.

•  Take highway 40 East

•  This highway becomes Autoroute Charest as you are approaching Quebec city.

•  Autoroute Charest then becomes Charest Blvd west and then east.

•  Charest Blvd east becomes St-Paul Street right after passing under the overhead highway lanes.

•  Go slowly as you will have to turn right on St-Nicolas Street just after these overhead lanes.

•  Keep your left on St-Nicolas, at the fork, go left and stop at the next intersection (there are 3 streets to choose from: Cote du Palais, St-Vallier and Vaisseaux-du-Roi, take St-Vallier East Street which is the middle street ,just below the fortifications (DO NOT go up the steep hill). We are just there almost at the corner. Look for a house with a blue roof and a red brick facade.

OR

Option 2: Via highway 20 (this is the nicest way to come into the city through its port)

•  Take highway 20 East

•  When approaching Levis on the south shore (city in front of Quebec city), follow the signs for the bridge called Pont Pierre-Laporte – the newer bridge. Crossing the bridge will bring you on the north side of the shore into Quebec city.

•  While on the bridge, go slowly, keep on your right and watch for an exit called Champlain Blvd.This exit is a small exit, not well indicated ahead of time… very tricky !

•  This exit will bring you on Champlain Blvd along the St-Lawrence river.

•  Stay on that boulevard which becomes Dalhousie Street, stay on Dalhousie. Turn left on Quai St-Andre after the PetroCanada gas station.

•  St-Andre becomes St-Paul street. Once on St-Paul, turn left on St-Nicolas street which is a bit after the beautiful train station (it looks like a little medieval castle) – do not go under the overhead highway lanes-

•  Keep your left on St-Nicolas, at the fork, go left and stop at the next intersection (there are 3 streets to choose from: Cote du Palais, St-Vallier and Vaisseaux-du-Roi, take St-Vallier East Street which is the middle street ,just below the fortifications (DO NOT go up the steep hill). We are just there almost at the corner. Look for a house with a blue roof and a red brick facade.

( ***If you missed Champlain Blvd exit, look for Chemin St-Louis. Chemin St-Louis becomes Grande Allee street. Stay on Grande Allee until you crosses the St-Louis Gate. Right after crossing the Gate, turn left on rue Sainte-Ursule and then right on St-Jean Street. Turn left on Cote (hill) du Palais. Go down that hill which turns slightly towards the left. Make a sharp turn right on St-Vallier East Street just below. )