The impression made upon the visitor by this Gibraltar of America: its giddy heights, its citadel suspended, as it were in the air, its picturesque steep streets and frowning gateways, and the splendid views which burst upon the eye at every turn, is at once unique and lastingâ¦â wrote Charles Dickens on the subject of QuÃ©bec city. The Auberge Saint-Antoine, nestled in the heart of the first city to be founded in North America, is a perfect place to stay to share in the writerâs wonderment. This Vieux-Port hotel stands on a unique archaeological site. When it was built, many relics from French and English colonial times were discovered. Today, they adorn the chic, wood and cast iron designer interiors of this museum location with its irresistible charm and gourmet cuisine.