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Place Royale

27 rue Notre-Dame, Quebec City, Quebec G1K 4E9, Canada
+1 418-646-3167
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This famous town plaza is the heart of historic Lower Town and has been an important social center since the city's founding.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good30%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“small square” (20 reviews)
“maison smith” (11 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
27 rue Notre-Dame, Quebec City, Quebec G1K 4E9, Canada
Downtown Quebec City
+1 418-646-3167
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Rather the heart of the old town, the church is worth a visit the Gallery Royal is there with a great coffee shop next door. Don't bother with the burger/pizza joint in the opposite corner, they just want you money for no effort. Super for...More

Thank UKTurkeyTrotter
Reviewed 2 days ago

This “Royal Square” is a small, but a very picturesque Plaza. The bust of Louis XIV stands smack in the center with the Notre Dame Church occupying a prominent position near it. It is Quebec’s oldest Church, but the flow of the people going in...More

Thank TheExplorerFamily
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is an historic square where much happened in the past. The church of Notre Dame borders one side. There are pictures in the square which showed what the area looked like after the fire in the eighteen century.

Thank mouseHerts
Reviewed 5 days ago

We happened to visit on a week when there was a festival going on. It was really neat to see all the people in costumes and see the different demonstrations of bygone crafts. Lot of fun!

Thank Esther H
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is square in Lower Town ("Basse-ville") with some of the oldest buildings in town. It's well-preserved, picturesque, and charming. We enjoyed the "Jade Museum" (not really a museum, more of a jewelry store) in the vicinity. They have a lot of interesting rocks, minerals,...More

Thank Roy-Tto
Reviewed 6 days ago

Excellent spot to sit and soak in a sunny day. Buildings have plaques indicating when they where built which really gives perspective on how important this place has been for Canadian history.

Thank Oilerman
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is no way to choose a favourite spot in old Quebec City, but this little corner - unassuming though it might be - is high on the list. It takes very little imagination to suppose yourself whisked away to another era. Just stand there...More

Thank Beverlee S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This Place in the lower part of the Old City is easily accessed, and has a beautiful church on one side of it. Very french. La Maison Smith had excellent Macarons, and we ate dinner one night at La Pizz, very good, but somewhat expensive...More

Thank jawbreaker_12
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So many shops and restaurants you wouldn't know where to start. You'll never get bored of the sight while eating incredible food. Don't leave Quebec without paying a visit here

Thank Matt E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very attractive and picturesque. Very pleasant to sit here watching the world go by. A must see if visiting the city.

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