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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 21 April 2016 via mobile

You must Shoppe and explore the lower town! It is very quaint.... Nice people and wonderful food. Be sure to dine at Spag&Tini!!

Thank Avangy
Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

We explored the Upper town first. The lower offers less traffic, better souvenir shops, and a sweet little cafe -Smith. We took the Breakneck steps down, and the Funiculaire up ($2.25each). Worth the $2.25 for the view, experience and saved a few steps! Beautiful charming...More

2  Thank Marcia H
Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

Transport back in time in Lower Town! Narrow, cobblestone streets, many pedestrian-only and filled with little shops and cafes. A mix of touristy shops and unique shops with original artists and goods. Petit Champlain is a must-see street. Lots of art galleries as well. Architecturally,...More

1  Thank Mere828
Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

This is a very charming area of Quebec. You can start by the L,Escalier du Casse-Cou (break back staircase) which brings you to the rue de Petit-Champlain and le rue de Sous-le-Fort at the base of e Lower Town. From here, you can walk down...More

2  Thank LKWendel
Reviewed 11 April 2016

At the base of the cliff lies the lower town. There were a couple of main shopping streets which had some cute boutiques and a few restaurants, and another area with more older buildings and the busy Place Royale with its outdoor cafes. A fun...More

Thank francetravel
Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

Very nice place, a lot of stores to buy small gifts for everyone. You feel like you are In Spain or any other place In Europe.

Thank Claudia L
Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

Loved spending a day taking i. The sights of lower town. A very European feel with gorgeous buildings.

1  Thank Samijj01
Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

The Lower Town is very charming. Place Royal is a little tricky to find. If you go down the main stairs and then turn left, it's in front of the small church. There is a fun, stain glass shop that actually demonstrates glass blowing.

1  Thank Rhawig
Reviewed 2 April 2016

At every turn, one can spot something worthy of a photograph! Simply beautiful!!! Don't miss this quaint, little, old style French surprise.

Thank Julie_Muscat
Reviewed 1 April 2016

If you never visited the lower town of the Old Quebec, you are missing something. This is the oldest town in America! You have all the charm of the old 1700's and 1800's buildings, now offices, hotels, pubs, restaurants and shops. You still have the...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