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Quartier du Petit Champlain

Rue de Petit Champlain, Quebec City, Quebec G1K 4H5, Canada (Downtown Quebec City)
(418) 692-2613, 877-692-2613
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As featured in 3 days in Quebec City
Ranked #3 of 134 attractions in Quebec City
Type: Neighborhoods, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Shopping, Dining
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: Dating back to the mid-17th century, this historic neighborhood is the oldest commercial district in North America.
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Toronto, Canada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
33 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

We had a lovely almost two hours walk with kids ages 2-15. The small shops and local artists are very interesting to all, the streets have special ambiance and you can actually feel history. At the cannons we have spent good half an hour the kids pretending to be at war, and we ended in a nice place for light... More

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Quebec City, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

good location, easy walking, window-shopping or eating, views, history, museums all in one place, you can walk arounf for one hour or 4

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Bogor, Jawa Barat, Indonesia
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93 reviews 93 reviews
36 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

This part of the city is definitely the best, with absolutely lovely little shop-houses selling crafts and snacks and shady restaurants by cobbled walkways. It's like they haven't changed for a century. It's a must-visit.

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Burlington, Vermont
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

La Boutique Amimoc for leather moccassins, shoes and boots from Canada. Bistro Sous La Forte has excellent service and food. Lapine Saute on Rue Petite Champlain is a great, cozy place for a meal and drink.

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Moncton, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

This is one of my favourite places in Quebec City. You really need to take your time to walk and to visit all the different shops, especially those who sell sweets like maple sirup, fudge, and beaver tails. It's almost like traveling in time.

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Locust Dale, Virginia
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78 reviews 78 reviews
22 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

We were in town for the Winter Carnival, but found ourselves in the port area and Petit Champain for food and drink several times. Don't miss it--it's worth the hundred plus steps up and down the hill.

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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45 reviews 45 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Although it was incredibly beautiful in the midst of winter I have no doubt it is equally as quaint during the summer. Lots of great little shops, restaurants. Definitely worth a walk through.

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Burlington, Vermont
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

If you visit Quebec City you need to visit Rue de Petit Champlain. Picturesque streets, shops, and restaurants beautifully decorated for the seasons. Like a walk back in time and a visit to Europe without leaving North America.

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Ottawa, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

While walking in the Old Town, it is a short walk to reach this historic French Canadian Village. There are a number of small boutique stores in addition to places to get fresh maple syrup and freshly made maple taffy. The old buildings and narrow streets are a stroll back in time to a neighbourhood that is over 300 years... More

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Maidstone
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Charming especially since the Christmas decor was still in place & snow covered. However, be careful shopping as the clerks may not be fully aware if their products. As was the case in the shop Temps Libre, purchased $$ clothing article asked opinion on fit. Purchased recommendation which turned out to be absolutely wrong.. No problem, called asked hours informed... More

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