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Lower Town (Basse-Ville)

Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
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The location of the city's original settlement, historic Lower Town is situated on the banks of the St. Lawrence.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Downtown Quebec City
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Reviewed 1 July 2016

France in the heart of Quebec! Such an amazing area, felt like we were in Europe but proudly Canadian!

Thank Lorie R
Reviewed 1 July 2016

Great place to walk and absorb the beauty of Quebec City. Very hilly walk, but well worth it. Great shops, cafes, and architecture.

1  Thank Porchsong
Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

This district was awesome - it defines Old Québec. Great area to stroll through with many tourist attractions, cute cafés and restaurants! It can easily be done in about day, but download walking tour maps so that you have information about all the sites you...More

Thank Marilyn M
Reviewed 30 June 2016

from top it has nice view as well and u can go down from lift to see down ville on lake evening view with lighting is awesome.

Thank 367dineshs
Reviewed 30 June 2016

Walked around a few blocks in lower city. Looked in shops. Ate in outdoor cafe. Took finnicular down hill for $2.25 each way but well worth it.

Thank cobaltgirl44
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Charming, feels like Switzerland. Great shops and restaurants. Near the River cruise terminal and at bottom of funicular. Well worth strolling these quaint streets and soaking in the vibe.

Thank Pat O
Reviewed 29 June 2016

This stunning location allows you to feel as if you are in Europe... May boutiques, art galleries, restaurants to suit anyone's preferences. The friendly people and immaculate and quaint area will appeal to many! cannot wait to come back to see it in Winter~ Would...More

Thank ingridscham
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Petit Champlain is also the street name. Quartier Petit Champlain is a part of the whole basse-ville (lower town) area, which is a maze of shops, restaurants, and galleries. The streets are almost reminiscent of the faubourg town of Mont Saint-Michel of Normandy, France. There's...More

1  Thank Jeff H
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

The lower town community is a wonderful collection of old buildings that have been restored and commercialized. With neat stores and restaurants, it is an easy environment to walk and take in the scenery. People watching is fun as well with tourists and locals alike...More

Thank tr2dis
Reviewed 27 June 2016

We were just enchanted by the old character of this place. The buildings are so old, but well maintained. The roads are very narrow and it can get very crowded...but everyone seems happy to be there. The funicular was a nice way to get back...More

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What are the best things to do in four days n Quebec in the rain?
3 June 2016|
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Response from Rhawig | Reviewed this property |
It rained when we were there. We went to Notre Dame, this is great because there are several volunteers that are looking to interact with tourist, some speak English and other French. The volunteer we had, talked to us in... More
Madelyn P
Is there a ferry that goes across the river ?
18 October 2015|
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Response from David P | Reviewed this property |
Yes. The ferry leaves from lower town and crosses the river to Levis. It appears to run frequently and Is supposed to be worthwhile but we did not do it
Is it easy to use the public transportation around Quebec City, I plan to take the bus, my hotel is 4 miles away from old quebec
31 July 2015|
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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