Montmorency falls, QuebecMontmorency falls, Quebec

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The Montmorency Falls are located near Quebec City. These falls are 84 meters (275 ft.) high. They are the highest in the Quebec province and 30 m (98 ft.) higher than Niagara Falls!

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In 1613 Samuel de Champlain, a French man, discovered theses falls. He decided to name them in honour of Henri II, duc de Montmorency, who would serve later as viceroy of New France (1620 - 1625).

The suspension bridge, standing just over the crest of the falls, will bring you an amazing view... Staircases also allow visitors to view the falls from several different perspectives.

If you are interested in History, don’t miss the earthen fort built in 1759 by General Wolfe. This fort is located on the east bank of the falls. This is a vestige of the Montmorency falls battle, just after the first British landing below Quebec City, repulsed by General Montcalm, costing the British 440 men.

My personal recommendations: 

Get there if you come to Quebec city at winter time : a huge ice mountain made of frozen water dashes stands opposite to the falls...

How getting there: 

The falls are located 12km eats from Quebec city centre. You can access there by car : Capitale highway (40) (autoroute de la Capitale), or Saint-Anne street (138) (boulevard Sainte-Anne).

A tip to eat: 

A restaurant is located on the top of the falls : the Manoir Montmorency restaurant. Not so cheap !

A tip to sleep: 

You can stay in Quebec.

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All day long

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