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The Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan

Be a Glutton in Québec City

Canada's oldest city also has the country's best food, from highbrow French-fries-and-gravy to croissants that would make a Parisian jealous.


1. Where to Stay

A room at the Saint-Antoine.  

Spend a night at the museum in the Auberge Saint-Antoine (from $179), where the towering lobby was once a seventeenth-century gun battery and 750 local artifacts are displayed throughout the 95-room hotel. The rooms are bigger than most Manhattan studios, and come with river-facing terraces.

Book a loftlike suite at Auberge Le Vincent (from $159) in the Saint Roch neighborhood, a once-scruffy corner of town that now mirrors the indie bars and brunch spots of the Lower East Side. Your room will have exposed brick walls, glassed-in showers, flat-screen TVs, and floral-free bedding.

Prepare your palate at the Auberge J.A. Moisan (from $107), a B&B perched above J.A. Moisan, the oldest grocery store in North America. Soak in a claw-foot tub and fantasize about tomorrow's breakfast: berry-heaped waffles, fresh croissants, and pâtés—all from the shop downstairs.

Published on Jul 2, 2009 as a web exclusive.

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