From late Sept. through the first two weeks of Oct., the landscape around Quebec City is transformed into a blazing splendor of red, gold and orange as the area’s signature maples prepare to shed their leaves. It’s the perfect time to enjoy the attractions of this uniquely beautiful city and its fascinating culture. Old Quebec has been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its wonderfully-preserved historic fortified city center, peppered with quaint buildings and cobblestone streets. Overlooking the heart of the city is the ultra-luxurious Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, a palatial sprawl of stunning 19th-Century buildings that’s one of the city’s most well-loved landmarks. Not only is it a living piece of this storied city’s history…it’s also a sinfully indulgent travel experience, with its richly appointed rooms, gourmet restaurants and top-notch spa and health club. Consider it your base of operations for exploring this unique corner of the world.