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The Chateau Frontenac in Autumn, Quebec City, Canada





The Château Frontenac grand hotel is a popular attraction in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.

it was designed by architect Bruce Price, the Château Frontenac was one of a series of "château" style hotels built for the Canadian Pacific Railway company at the end of the 19th and the start of the 20th century. It opened in 1893, five years after its sister-hotel the Banff Springs. The railway company sought to encourage luxury tourism and bring wealthy travelers to its trains.

The Château Frontenac was named in honour of 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 not too far from the historic Citadelle, whose construction Frontenac had begun at the end of the 17th century. The Quebec Conference of 1943, at which Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt discussed strategy for The Second World War, was held at the Citadelle while much of the staff stayed nearby in the Château Frontenac.

Although several of Quebec City's buildings stand taller, the hotel is perched atop a tall cape overlooking the Saint Lawrence River, thus giving a spectacular view for several kilometres. The building is the most prominent feature of the Quebec City skyline as seen from across the St. Lawrence, and is a symbol of the city. The hotel is built near the Plains of Abraham.

The hotel is managed and operated by Fairmont Hotels and Resorts of Toronto, a firm that manages numerous prestigious hotels around the world. The hotel was sold by Fairmont on October 31, 2000 to the Legacy Hotels REIT for CAD $185 million. However, Fairmont has a long-term management agreement with Legacy Hotels, and as of August 2005, held an 11.14% ownership in the REIT.

In 1953 this hotel was used as filming location for the Alfred Hitchcock's drama I Confess, with Montgomery Clift and Ann Baxter as main stars.

Prior to the building of the hotel, the site was home to the Chateau Haldimand, residence of the British colonial governors of Quebec/Lower Canada.


芳堤娜城堡(Château Frontenac)也稱芳堤娜古堡酒店,座落於加拿大魁北克市聖勞倫斯河北岸,是加拿大太平洋鐵路公司建於19世紀末的一系列古堡大飯店之一,用作招倈旅客。芳堤娜城堡是由建築師布魯斯·派爾斯(Bruce Price)設計,於1893年落成。芳堤娜古堡酒店的姐妹酒店包括魁北克省里西廬古堡酒店、亞伯達省的班夫溫泉酒店和路易斯湖城堡酒店。

17世紀時加拿大東部曾是法國在北美洲的殖民地新法蘭西的一部分。1672年至1682年,及1689年至1698年,新法蘭西殖民地的總督是法國芳堤娜伯爵路易斯·包德(Louis Buade)。芳堤娜城堡以芳堤娜伯爵命名為記念。

二次大戰時,1943年英國首相溫斯頓·丘吉爾和美國總統富蘭克林·德拉諾·羅斯福舉行的魁北克會議,就是在芳堤娜古堡酒店召開的。

芳堤娜古堡酒店是魁北克市古城旅遊區的中心,巍然聳立在聖勞倫斯河岸,終年遊客如雲,連冬天也不例外,因為每年入冬魁北克市都舉辦冰雕節。

芳堤娜城堡酒店由加拿大多倫多市費爾蒙特酒店集團(Fairmont Hotel)經營,因此全名是「費爾蒙特芳堤娜古堡酒店」。而芳堤娜古堡酒店是於2000年10月31日,以1億8500萬加拿大元售賣予費爾蒙特酒店集團的。


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Jasmine said...

I like this beautiful castle

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