With a picturesque location on the St. Lawrence River, historic sites, cobbled streets, good food and much more, a visit to Quebec City, especially when it is clothed in fall colors, is a treat. Though Quebec is a French-speaking area, folks are bilingual, so if your high school French is not up to par, you can still be understood. The city itself is divided, first into Old City and New City, and the Old City is then subdivided into Upper Town and Lower Town, which are connected by a funicular or serviced by small step-on, step-off buses, which come in handy if you get tired of walking. The most recognizable feature of Quebec City is the Chateau Frontenac Hotel with its gables and turrets, which crowns the bluff on the edge of Upper Town, overlooking the river. Now owned by the Fairmont chain, the hotel has welcomed guests for many years to the center of the Old City with elegance and style.