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Lower Town (Basse-Ville)

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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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a great stroll

This is all ways a nice place to stroll around with shopping eating and watching. This time the area was decorated for the Christmas season. Beautiful.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 March 2016
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maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

This is all ways a nice place to stroll around with shopping eating and watching. This time the area was decorated for the Christmas season. Beautiful.

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Georgina, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

This was the area my wife and I stayed. It is just a great spot to stay when you visit, especially if your visit is in winter, you don't have to drive up any of the tricky streets to get your car to the hotel like you do if you stay up top. It's very easy to walk anywhere you... More 

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Niagara Falls, ON
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016

Take the Funicular to Lower Town and enjoy the shops and cafes and old buildings. Then walk to the river for views and stroll to the food market for exercise and to find local products.

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Merrimack, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016 via mobile

Always a pleasure in any season. A wonderful place to get lost for an hour or an afternoon. Shop for artisan souvenirs or tchotchkes. Grab a Maple Syrup latte or some macaroons. Walk up the break-neck staircase or stroll along the river. The quintessential Quebec City experience.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

Great selection of shops, local artifacts, restaurants and pubs. Taking the funicular to get there is fun, although the street walk is not difficult. Very friendly shop keepers and a busy are that has something for everyone in the family.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

I've felt transported back in time when I walked the Lower Town. Beautiful architecture, delightful stores, charming streets and squares. It was marvelous to walk the area at the sound of Carnival music, in French.

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

Came here during Carnival and there were ice sculptures around. This village is so beautiful in the winter. There are numerous boutiques and bistros here.

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Brights Grove, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

We walked down the mountain so we could check out the market. The items available were so fantastic! Local farm meats, fresh honey, baked goods, enormous sized jugs of maple syrup, stunning fresh fruits/vegetables and special treats. If you walk, the hike back up the mountain will burn off any calories you may have consumed 😜

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

Just beautiful. great pubs and food, great sites. seems to be the forgotten part of quebec the upper city always seems a lot more crowed,

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016

We took the funicular down and were instantly captivated by the charms of this area. Due to a cruise ship in town the place was really humming but such a great atmosphere. We returned again and again to be sure we hadn't missed anything. The displays in windows and the square added to the charm. After eating we walked back... More 

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