We had a pleasant morning drive through the Quebec countryside to Quebec City. We checked in early to the motel and drove to the old city. The old city is surrounded by a wall with four entrances. We walked on the top of the wall up to the citadel and then the elevated boardwalk along the cliff that overlooks the river and ends up at the impressive Château. We descended the long stairs down to the oldest part of the city strolling the narrow street and finally enjoying some poutines at a restaurant overlooking the street. We walked around the city another lap, admiring the buildings and street decor, buying a silver necklace and then eating at a restaurant that served local Quebec dishes. We had shepherds pie and had an unexpected conversation with a couple from Denmark at the next table. The restroom was a one of a kind with plywood stalls and a claw foot tub for hand washing. We retired from the day with a drive to the outskirts of the city and our waiting motel room.