Historic Walking Areas in Quebec City

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Historic Walking Areas in Quebec City

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  • Lang A
    Lincoln, NE3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My wife and I and another couple went in December to experience the European-like Christmas Markets and had a wonderful time. Old Quebec City is almost like being in France. Friendly people and delicious food.
    Written February 17, 2024
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  • TERRAvelista
    London, UK17,547 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great place to relax in the sun or in the shade with great views over the water and the Lower town. You can take the funicular from here (right near the statue, located in the glass house) to reach the Lower town, or you can wall all the way to the Citadel (the entrance is on the opposite site though, if you want to visit it). Lots of information about the origins of the terrace and several musicians to entertain you.

    A very romantic place, if you like history and it reminds me of so many historic European cities.

    To one side, there are several hotels, some older than others, with probably bird eye view over this whole location.
    Written October 29, 2023
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  • TERRAvelista
    London, UK17,547 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    To reach the lower town you either take the funicular from the Dufferin terrace for 5 CAD one way/per person (the entrance is located inside the glass square houses right near the statue - don't forget to press on the door to access this area) with the capacity of the funicular of max 6-8 people and going every minute, reaching the old town in 1 minute.

    The other option is to walk all the way here, if you have the energy, and immerse yourself in more touristic attractions with lots of over prices cake shops/ice cream shops/nougaterie or restaurants and fashion shops far detached from the French or European fashion though.

    Cobbled streets located near the water, the ferry not far from here, a gorgeous piazza with people watching as in the style you find in most of Med countries, if you are fortunate to be here on a sunny day.
    Written October 29, 2023
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  • TimA_22233
    Atlanta, GA236 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    When we walked into the Place, the first words out of my wife's mouth were, "this is SO PRETTY!" This from a woman who's been to Paris (twice!), Rome, and Rio de Janeiro. The colonial buildings around it are close to you, but they don't push in on you; they just add elegance to the scene. It's small, not grand like Piazza Navonna, but it's one of those small spaces that glamorizes easily. When we went, the Place was done up for the Holidays; but I see in Google Images that they do it up for spring and summer, too. Add some tables and umbrellas in the summer, and suddenly it's the French cafe culture. You could spend fifteen minutes here or an hour. Either way you'll enjoy the time, and the thing is: tomorrow you'll remember it and you'll want to come back.
    Written December 28, 2023
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  • Dimitris L
    Sydney, Australia45,371 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Old Port is a picturesque part of Quebec. It is a really lovely area in which to take a stroll and just enjoy yourself. There are all types of shops, from restaurants and bars to gift shops and everything else you would wish for. And there is the river and the boats and the beautiful scenery. You wouldn't want to miss it.
    Written October 22, 2023
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  • Dimitris L
    Sydney, Australia45,371 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    When we first read about the "Breakneck Steps" we were a bit concerned about how we would tackle this particular problem.... However when we actually got there it was a relief to discover it is all a bit of a myth, more likely a tourist attraction! The steps are not really that steep and not that many. It's quite easy going down or up. Going down the steps is the way to the Lower Town, the older Quebec. A very beautiful part of the city and very picturesque. Not to be missed!
    Written October 23, 2023
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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, CA16,754 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pleasant monument seen best on a sunny day. It's in the old city, upper town, near the Citadelle and the big parks.
    Written October 28, 2022
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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, CA16,754 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not one of the pretty ports or entrances to the old city, so not a good place for photos. Not recommended for the tourist.
    Written October 28, 2022
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