TALKING ABOUT THE QUEBEC CITY INN
Some articles about the "Auberge Place d'Armes"
BLOG DE BRIGITTE POITRAS - 2012
"This week-end, I visited my hometown to celebrate the birthday of my best friend, the party was in the famous Garrison Club in Quebec City. My lover has chosen our accommodation, a lovely inn in Old Quebec, close to the Chateau Frontenac (L’Auberge Place d'Armes).
I was delighted by this very nice inn of 21 rooms, all different. Our room was beautiful! We appreciate the large windows overlooking the Chateau Frontenac and the beautiful Ste-Anne, overcome with thick stone walls.
In contemplating them, we imagine XVIIth century masons at work, and we are transported to the history housed within this building.
Deco style side, I enjoyed the classic style renewed with a touch of fantasy, a mix of old and modern furniture with some of them inspired and signed by Philippe Stark. We felt back to the past but in contemporary comfort."
LE SOLEIL DECO - 2008
"Michelle Doré and her sons have transformed the old Wax Museum into an urban inn, integrating it with the Auberge Place d’Armes, its immediate neighbor. Renovation and engineering constraints have imposed to completely redo the interior.
The outside structures were preserved in a new décor which retains the old fireplaces, windows, stone walls… The beds, desks, luminaries… have been conceived and made in Québec by local cabinet makers, integrating original decors from Versailles and others acquired from bronze-smith in Paris.
Wood beds with white lead finish, stainless steel work surface desks with rounded legs, ultramodern bathrooms, Philip Stark chairs, Kartell lamps and flat TV screens complete the décor of rooms offering warmth and modern amenities, including free WiFi."
Donation to the Museum of Civilization
"Champlain, Madeleine de Vercheres, Montcalm, Wolfe, Marie de l'Incarnation, Dollard des Ormeaux, Louis XVI, Christopher Columbus, the actors of the Quebec Conference in 1944 (Mackenzie King, Roosevelt & Churchill), René Lévesque and Émile Nelligan are among the 50 wax figures offered in donation to the Museum of Civilization by the Doré family, owner of the Auberge Place d'Armes. Businesswoman Michelle Doré and her sons, Vincent and Marc-Antoine, acquired in 2006, the building that houses the Wax Museum in Quebec and gave to the establishment a new vocation."
National Geographic Traveler
One of the best hotels in the country
Auberge Place d’Armes is one of only two Québec hotels to have earned a sport on 2010 National Geographic Traveler’s prestigious list of best hotels in Canada. Its authentic architecture, modern amenities and perfect location in Old Québec makes it a must-stay, according to National Geographie.
One of the best choices in Canada
According to international travel website TripAdvisor, Auberge Place d’armes ranks 13th among the 25 best small hotels in Canada. It is described as «a wonderful place to stay in Québec City». In a country as big and diverse as Canada, it is a tremendous honour and a great appreciation proof from our travelers.