To celebrate our silver wedding anniversary last week, John and I traveled to Québec City, the place where we spent our honeymoon twenty-five years ago. Back then, we stayed at a tiny inn called Manoir Ste. Geneviève.
We were so happy to see that it is still around and asked a friendly Québecer to take a picture of us in front of it. Manoir Ste. Geneviève is located on a small park right across from Québec's most famous building, Le Château Frontenac (above left). Back then, John and I looked wistfully across the way and promised each other that if we ever returned, that's where we would stay. And sure enough, this time we stayed on the top floor in a room overlooking the Saint Lawrence River, where I found a bouquet of roses from John waiting there for me.
I just love Québec City's narrow cobblestone streets lined with century-old buildings. Chock full of European charm and easily walkable, everywhere you look, you'll find history, beautiful architecture, quaint shops, and most of all, fine French dining.
On our last night in Québec, we went to a restaurant called Le Saint Amour. We dined there while on our honeymoon in 1988, and I even saved the matchbox, which is a bit battered now, as a memento of the meal. Once again, we were thrilled to see that the place is still in business. Plus, the food was as delicious as we remembered.
I must share a lovely little coincidence with you… Upon arriving in Québec City, we went to a bistro near our hotel for lunch. As we walked in, John and I heard what was playing over the restaurant's speakers and looked at each other in amazement. It was our wedding song, the first one we danced to as a married couple. Wow! What are the odds of that? :)