On the south shore of the St. Lawrence River right across from Quebec City, Lévis is the most populous city in Quebec’s Chaudière-Appalaches region with a population in excess of 140,000, making it the region’s largest industrial hub. With some 40 kilometres (25 miles) of picturesque shoreline, Lévis boasts some impressive access to the St. Lawrence waterfront. The renowned Terrasse du Chevalier-De Lévis is an unparalleled lookout point offering arguably the best view of Quebec City’s skyline. Cyclists will love the Parcours des Anses, one of the most scenic bike paths in Quebec that winds along the shoreline. The old town (Vieux-Lévis) is home to a remarkable collection of heritage buildings and storefronts. This is where some of the most significant turning points in Lévis’ history took place—a history that dates back to the British conquest of New France, since it was from the Lévis shoreline that Quebec City was bombarded by General Wolfe’s troops in 1759.