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With its cozy, winding streets, period stonework and old-fashioned lampposts, Quebec City seems to have been conceived for winter, which makes it the best time to visit Auberge Saint-Antoine. During the festive season, from late November to the end of December, the Old Port hosts a Christmas Market, selling local products in a magical setting. Auberge Saint-Antoine offers a Christmas package featuring a city tour in a horse-drawn carriage, Christmas brunch and movie screenings in its auditorium.
Later in winter, the Quebec Winter Carnival (January 31 to February 16) is a major attraction, with its shows, ice sculptures and microbrewery beer festival.
Summer is also a great time to enjoy the city, whether ambling through the fortified city (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), attending the Quebec City Summer Festival (held at the beginning of July, the festival features international headline acts such as The Black Keys) or simply going for a bike ride along the Saint Lawrence River — the bike trail is literally on the Auberge’s doorstep. In the fall, the Jazz Festival (second half of October) pulls in the crowds, with the Quebec hotel playing a central role, hosting events in its auditorium and performances in the bar area.