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Lower Town (Basse-Ville)

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Neighbourhood: Downtown Quebec City
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Address: Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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The location of the city's original settlement, historic Lower Town is...

The location of the city's original settlement, historic Lower Town is situated on the banks of the St. Lawrence.

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Quaint and Cozy

We loved walking through the streets and alleys in Lower Town. There were a number of typical souvenir shops, but also art, clothing and other shops as well.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We loved walking through the streets and alleys in Lower Town. There were a number of typical souvenir shops, but also art, clothing and other shops as well.

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

When you stroll through the lower town, you truly do feel as if you've stepped into a portal to rustic Europe of days gone by. It's not especially vast nor varied: many souvenir stores, some high-end clothing stores, some art galleries, some restaurants. A good two hours would cover it for me, excepting stops to throw back a cold one... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Always love walking around on the cobblestone narrow streets wandering through the quaint shops. Always feels like you're in Europe. Take the funiculaire down and (especially) up ($2.50 one way).

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lower Town is a bit easy to access than Upper Town, as you can enter it seamlessly from downtown Quebec City without going through the gates. You can also enter it without climbing any stairs or climbing any hills, which is a bonus. Every street is crammed with attractions and various shops. Although it's small, you can still spend a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in the Lower Town and enjoyed walking around,shopping,eating at wonderful restaurants and cafes.Great city

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are a couple of main stone paths that take you along to all the quaint shops and restaurants. It gets pretty crowded but it's nice.

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Whitehorse, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great space to discover galleries and restaurants. Don't miss this little area you'll find interesting little places.

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Collingwood, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Summer or winter, the lower part of Quebec is always a pleasure to walk. Tons of interesting stories and people and sites. Highly recommend it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked around here over New Year and then went upstairs to the Chateau for cocktails. Very pretty, lots of fancy shops, and a fun little place. I would suggest a must do if visiting Quebec.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The fantastic small town of Quebec with a very beautiful historical buildings, arts, and shops. The paintings on the walls are spectacular.

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