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Lower Town (Basse-Ville)

Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
+1 418-692-2777
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The location of the city's original settlement, historic Lower Town is situated on the banks of the St. Lawrence.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good26%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lower town” (503 reviews)
“basse ville” (80 reviews)
“art galleries” (63 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Downtown Quebec City
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+1 418-692-2777
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"lower town"
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"basse ville"
in 80 reviews
"art galleries"
in 63 reviews
"cobblestone streets"
in 84 reviews
"shops and restaurants"
in 74 reviews
"old quebec"
in 118 reviews
"museum of civilization"
in 24 reviews
"great shops"
in 25 reviews
"small shops"
in 23 reviews
"place royale"
in 38 reviews
"old world charm"
in 32 reviews
"farmers market"
in 19 reviews
"upper part"
in 16 reviews
"street musicians"
in 18 reviews
"european feel"
in 21 reviews
"beautiful architecture"
in 19 reviews
"cruise ship"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I visited for a few days over Valentine's Day weekend. There is so much to see and do. Every day was something new and the amount of history in this town is amazing. Very friendly locals every where we went. We will...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a beautiful area to walk through and explore - felt like I was back in Paris! Worth visiting if you have the chance!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been coming to Quebec City for some time now and never been down to the Lower Town area. It is absolutely breathtaking. A must see if you are visiting the city. Highly recommended. Lots and lots of shops and restaurants. Bring your camera, you won’t...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Would go back at a heartbeat, loved the location and the shops and the great restaurants. Take. Hour or 3 to wander a Around and see it all .we were there in the snow and cold. It didn’t care we still loved it ALL

Thank Kim T
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Reviewed 17 January 2018

Walking these streets while covered in snow makes the trip very cute. Take a quick tour and it will make the whole town even more enjoyable.

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Reviewed 16 January 2018

Old Quebec City is divided in the upper and lower cities. Both are amazing, but the Basse-ville has so many shops, restaurants, churches and art galleris

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Reviewed 10 January 2018

We were down here during Christmas and really enjoyed it. It's near Petite-Champlain but also easy to miss (so don't!). Very worth a stroll during the day or a dinner at night.

1  Thank Suydam
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Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

One of the nicest areas I have ever been at Xmas. Crowded because of holidays but so worth a visit any time of year. Very small area easy to see in a afternoon.

Thank plaidshirts
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Reviewed 7 January 2018

Was very nice here during the winter holidays. There are lights and garland set up everywhere. They also had a warming station set up and palaces to take holiday pictures. A must see during the winter holidays!

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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

Lower town has a much more european feel and is older. Also there are no cars on most of the streets making walking around more enjoyable. Lots of great places to eat drink and shop.

2  Thank Shan C
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Archeology101
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Response from David B | Reviewed this property |
Don't let the rain (or snow) deter you. The city, with its narrow streets and cobblestones, and hilliness becomes a reflective canvas, with sparkles of light from many sources. It can be quite magical to be out and about.
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Madelyn P
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Response from FloridaTourist_12 | Reviewed this property |
Yes and u can take your car on it. Also there is an awesome French market for lunch several good restaurants and an amazing ice cream place. The town is call Levi. But less well spoken English on that side. No... More
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Summerwood13
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Response from CharlotteKelowna | Reviewed this property |
We stayed in Old Quebec City. If you are several miles away,talk to the hotel concierge and ask for the bus number to get to Old Quebec.Once you arrived in the vicinity, don't even think of public transportation, but walk... More
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