Le Château Frontenac is situated on top of the Cap Diamant Cliffs, in the heart of the walled-in city of Vieux Québec (Old City). It is a magnificent castle-like structure with copper turrets and stone towers, which overlooks the St. Lawrence River.
This hotel standing in Quebec City in Canada was designed by New York architect who was inspired by European styles of architecture of the Middle Ages and Renaissance. It was opened in the late 19th century as stopover for Canadian Pacific Railway travelers. Le Château Frontenac owes its name to a governor of New France, Buade de Frontenac et de Palluau, Louis de, one of the most influential figures in the Canadian history, architect of French expansion in North America and defender of New France against attacks by the Iroquois confederacy and the English colonies.