The province's Parliament Hill is dominated by the imposing Parliament Building, whose architecture is particularly stunning when lit up at night. Québec's National Assembly has convened here for over a century.
In front of the Parliament stands Fontaine de Tourny, and not far from there Observatoire de la capitale (221 meters), with its amazing panoramic views of the area, including Battlefields Park, the site of a decisive battle between French and British troops in 1759.
This park—a welcome oasis of greenery in the heart of the city—is just a short stroll away from the restaurants and stores of avenue Cartier. It is also home to Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, a showcase for major art collections from Québec and all around the world.