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La Belle Ville de Quebec, The Seasons The Quebec UNESCO World Heritage Site, Seasons Of Images


La Belle Ville de Quebec, The Seasons Presented by the vacation residences at

La Maison Ursulines The Grand Residence The Intimate Retreat

Two exclusive “four star” vacation residences at the Center of Old Quebec’s Architectural Treasurers and the Heart of the UNESCO World Heritage Site

www.MaisonUrsulines.com


Spring

4 - 9

Summer

10 - 15

Autumn

16 - 21

Winter

22 - 27

Favorite Images

28 - 33

Š P. Tetreault 2016, 2017


The Summer crowds have yet to arrive. A chill is still in the air as wild flowers spring to life on the Planes of Abraham. Montmorency Falls thunders with yesterday’s snow-melt and the Levis ferry is again on schedule with river ice only a fading memory. Sugar-shack alchemists once again conger liquid gold from water. Antique and art gallery doors open wide again, welcoming critiques and clients. Two doors away, the scent of the deli's fresh bread spills onto the sidewalk as the Holy Trinity Cathedral’s carillon peals crisply in the new air. La Maison Ursulines’ shuttered windows are flung open once more, gathering the new light. It’s Spring again in la Belle Ville de Quebec, la Maison Ursulines.


Spring, West Portion of Old City


Spring, East Portion of Old City


The Summer Season, a time of heritage, music and art is here at last. Away from the stage, the audience and the non-stop excitement the stone facades soak-in the light, creating a patina that’s unique to here. Antiques and art spill onto the narrow streets competing with monuments, mimes, musicians and flower boxes. Tour guides gather their flock to glimpse into the Ursulines Chapel just across the street while Arctic breezes, finally harnessed whisper down rue Des Jardins. The season to stroll, bike, explore or simply soak-in la Belle Ville de Quebec, la Maison Ursulines.


Summer, West Portion of Old City


Summer, East Portion of Old City


The “Summer People” have gone to where ever summer people go. The Planes of Abraham rejoice in a permeating stillness as blankets of color cover the foot paths. Centuries-old facades and marble monuments become willing backdrops to nature’s visual bravo. The Old City takes its collective breath between yesterday and tomorrow as locals enjoy the quiet side streets and cafes in leisure again. The Old City is always a joy, but a gem between the departure of Summer and the all-too-soon Winter Season. Time’s meter is skewed as moments sensuously elongate while the whole season rushes head-long. Autumn in la Belle Ville de Quebec, la Maison Ursulines.


Autumn, West Portion of Old City


Autumn, East Portion of Old City


It snowed again last night ...incredible. It swirls around non-stop, settling into little sculptured landmarks waiting for the plow or Spring. Evening comes early at this high latitude where dining by candle light is the norm, where thick stone walls retain the day’s laughter long into the night. The view from the Grand Level windows is an everchanging kaleidoscope, reflected in the chandeliers and absorbed into the hearts of witnesses who have traveled far. Winter in la Belle Ville de Quebec, la Maison Ursulines.


Winter, West Portion of Old City


Winter, East Portion of Old City


La Maison Ursulines The Grand Residence The Intimate Retreat

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La Maison Ursulines The Grand Residence The Intimate Retreat

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Quebec UNESCO World Heritage Site, The Seasons in Images  

Quebec UNESCO World Heritage Site, The Seasons in Images

Quebec UNESCO World Heritage Site, The Seasons in Images  

Quebec UNESCO World Heritage Site, The Seasons in Images