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Perks & Quirks: Auberge Saint-Antoine, Quebec

Photo courtesy of Siren Communications

By Kat Tancock

Across the street from the Museum of Civilization and just a short walk from the Old Town, the Citadelle and other notable sights, Quebec City’s Auberge Saint-Antoine has 95 rooms and luxury suites starting at $169, with amenities including a 24-hour gym with Finnish sauna, complementary yoga sessions and a private screening room with movie library.

The Auberge (lower right) at night. Courtesy of Siren Communications

Most interesting, however, is the auberge’s location, on one of Canada’s most important archeological sites and its oldest port, the Vieux-Port. Vestiges of the 17th- to 19th-century wharf buildings that once stood here have been incorporated the decor and design of the inn: the front desk is made from the original dock’s wood planks; in rooms, 200-year-old stone and brick walls are exposed and in public spaces recovered porcelain, bottles and other artifacts are displayed. Every day, guests can take an archeological tour of the hotel to learn more about the site and its history.

Auberge Saint-Antoine
8 Rue Saint-Antoine, Quebec City
saint-antoine.com

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