Château Frontenac

1 Rue des Carrières
Quebec City, Quebec, G1R 4P5, Canada

Château Frontenac
Photo: Bernard Gagnon License: CC BY-SA 4.0
Château Frontenac is a grand hotel situated at an altitude of 56 m. The hotel is generally recognized as the most photographed hotel in the world, largely for its prominence in the skyline of Quebec City.

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Château Frontenac

The Château Frontenac was named after Louis de Buade, Count of Frontenac, who was governor of the colony of New France from 1672 to 1682 and 1689 to 1698.

The Château was built near the historic Citadelle.

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  • Hotels

    The Château Frontenac opened in 1893, six years after the Banff Springs Hotel, which was owned by the same company and is similar in style. Another reason for the construction of the Château Frontenac was to accommodate tourists for the 1893 Chicago World's Fair; however, the hotel was not finished
  • National Historic Sites

    The Château Frontenac was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1980. The Quebec Conference of 1943, at which Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and William Lyon Mackenzie King discussed strategy for World War II, was held at the Château Frontenac.
  • Notable Architecture

    Operated as Fairmont Le Château Frontenac. Château Frontenac was designed by American architect Bruce Price, as one of a series of "château" style hotels built for the Canadian Pacific Railway Company during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
  • Television and Movie Locations

    In 1953, Château Frontenac was used as the filming location for Alfred Hitchcock's film I Confess, featuring Montgomery Clift and Anne Baxter.

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