Here’s where a rough translation of French may be misleading: the views from here are gorgeous, but they’re not of the stars. At 132m high and 221m above sea level, this observatoire offers a 360-degree view of the Québec City skyline, from the city’s highest vantage point. Each year about 70,000 visitors take the 28-second ride up the elevator up to the 31st floor of the Marie-Guyart building. Views can stretch beyond the Laurentian mountains in one direction and the bridge to Île d’Orléans in another. For kids (and adults), there’s also an interactive, touch-screen exhibit about the history of the capital city.