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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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Ranked #2 of 141 Attractions in Quebec City
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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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Swanton, Vermont
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

I liked the likeness and familiarity of Europe. It was perfect for strolling and window shopping. We explored the area at night and day time and found it be great both times. We went to the wood carver shop which was very nice. The owner was gracious and even enticed a little haggling. Great time!

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Easy to cover this area without feeling overwhelmed. If you're looking for chain stores, you're out of luck. Be prepared to browse and spend time checking out the artsy, quirky and campy things for sale at the many small shops that line the streets here. There are also very well-rated restaurants here and there as well as museums.

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Vancouver
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121 reviews 121 reviews
59 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Area bustles with tourists and attractions. Lots of shops with goods to tempt the wife. Take a rest on a bench, people watch, and then, help carry wife's shopping back to hotel!

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Port Vila, Vanuatu
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

A very nice area below the city , well worth a day and evening visit . The Streets are historical including the old banking quarter , plus the shops and excellent Theatre .Restaurant's etc

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Charlottetown, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Lots to see in this area. Two kids, boy 8 and girl 6 were kept amused. Great shops and great variety of snacks. We even watch glasses blowing.

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Beloeil, Canada
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66 reviews 66 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Great to walk by, nice shops and so much history... nice place to take pictures also!!!! i go there many times a year, and it's always as nice as the last time, at any seasons...always charming!

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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Close to the cruise terminal, the Petit Champlain is filled with touristy shops and restaurants, but walk down Rue St. Pierre and things get more interesting. One gem -- Lapin Saute restaurant on Rue de Petit Champlain, next to a pocket park

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Not a neighborhood to be missed, Petit Champlain has it all from charming shops to delicious restaurants along cobblestone streets! A true 17th century gem, you can access via 100 steps down or take the Funicular - QC's most unique mode of transportation which can be accessed in front of the Frontenac. An experience to enjoy!

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Newberg, Oregon
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73 reviews 73 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Use either a guided tour or go on your own. But you will not regret visiting this lovely city. It is charming and beautiful. There are so many interesting things to see. Just do it.

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Morris, Canada
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

You should not miss this area of Quebec City. By far the best time of our weekend there. The cobblestone streets with all kinds of history, quaint restaurants and shops are all worth the visit.

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