Just outside the old city walls stands the imposing 19th-century Parliament Building, inspired by the Louvre in Paris and designed by the architect, Eugene Etienne Taché. Although it is the working home of the 125-strong National Assembly, the buildings are open to visitors for free guided tours, offered in English or French, which highlight the historic value of the unique building as well as informing visitors about the organisation and proceedings of the Québec National Assembly. Tours should be organised in advance for groups of 10 or more. There is a restaurant and a gift shop at the Parliament Building.
Address: 1045 Parlementaires Road (visitor’s entrance: Door 3 on the corner of Grande-Allée and Honoré-Mercier Avenue)