Imagine yourself sitting along the banks of the Saint Lawrence River. A couple walking arm-in-arm passes by, whispering romantic words in French. Later, as you wander through narrow stone-paved streets,you smell coffee and freshly-baked French bread. In the distance stands the magnificent[壮丽的] Chateau Frontenac, its bronze roofs shining in the sun.
Visitors to Quebec City might think they've somehow landed in France. The city began in 1608 as a fort[要塞] established by a French explorer. Today, it's the oldest European-built city in the Americas. Stylish[时尚] and charming,Quebec City captures[虏获] the hearts of visitors with its lovely French atmosphere.
Quebec City is a proud center of French-language theater and music. The French language is protected by law here. All signs, for example, must show French in larger letters than English. But whatever language you speak, mid-winter is the best time to visit Quebec City. That's when the city hosts the world's biggest winter celebration.