Esplanade Park in Quebec City

This charming little Esplanade Park is located in the heart of Old Quebec. It is nestled just between the gates Saint-Louis and Saint-Jean in a heritage site located in front of the Hotel Manoir d’Auteuil. The park is a place where you can traipse, stroll, take a walk, sit and relax to admire the view even in winter when the park is covered with its white coat. Magnificent photos can be made there in this enchanting setting.

The story

Among this historic and unusual place in Québec City you can see an old gun powder house dating from the ninth century. And up the street d’Auteuil, which is avery close, are the Porte Saint-Louis and the post of the horse-drawn of Old Quebec. And going down the Street d’Auteuil you will arrive at the Saint-Jean gates and you will come across the renowned Street Saint-Jean with its famous restaurants, pubs and boutiques.

Works of art and monuments

In the park of the Esplanade you will have the opportunity to contemplate several monuments as well as a work of art. Among the most eye-catching monuments you have the monument of the heroes of the Boer War, as well as the alley of the poets with its monument dedicated to the great poet of the 20th century Mr. Emile Nelligan. This monument is also adjacent to the playwright and poet Alexander Pushkin as well as some other famous poets of different nationalities. This is to highlight the contribution of immigrants who have participated in the construction of the great city of Quebec since the last centuries.

The Esplanade Park is a public space and a must to discover.