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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 #2 of 144 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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Niagara Falls, Canada
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193 reviews 193 reviews
70 attraction reviews
194 helpful votes 194 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

I have been going to Quebec City for over 20 years now. I've travelled all over the world. My favourite street in the entire world is Rue de Petit Champlain! With it's quaint shops and restaurants (Lapin Saute, Bistro Sous Le Fort and Couchon Dingue being some of my favourites) this quaint little street is wonderful no matter what time... More

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Dover, New Hampshire
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Fantastic food...Unique shops. Fabulous jewelry stores, arts and crafts...very high end stuff. Walking the cobblestone pathways and soaking it all in .....Just wonderful.

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Markham, Ontario
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53 reviews 53 reviews
13 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Loved the narrow cobblestone pathways, so many cute shops, boutiques, cafes and restaurants . Stop and listen to various street performers. Have a coffee and people watch. A must visit spot!

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League City, Texas
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49 reviews 49 reviews
21 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Friendly people. Shops were reasonably priced. Food good. Views of old stone streets breathtaking. Easy to walk around with limited mobility.

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Surrey, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

It is so charming! We visited during the day and again during the night! This little European style neighbourhood has all the stories to tell. The shops are beautifully decorated and it's so colorful! There are also nice paintings on the wall that could add to the colors. Overall a must visit and why not sit down and sip a... More

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Top Contributor
169 reviews 169 reviews
26 attraction reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

Pretty walking area, cobblestone streets, shops, restaurants, winding steps and the funicular between Upper Town and Lower Tower. A must see in Quebec City.

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Regina, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This is just under the "cliff" that leads to Dufferin Terrace and the Chateau Frontenac. Small narrow streets with street performers and unique shops and restaurants. It is close to where the cruise ships drop off their passengers - therefore - many jewelry shops and high end clothing shops. Very unique architecture. The funicular to the terrace is close by.... More

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Perth, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The streets lined with pretty little boutiques and shops were just like in the storybook. A very romantic place with quaint buildings. I'd imagine it'd be a perfect Christmas wonderland during winter with thick white snow on the roofs and the already pretty colourful buildings. What an amazing architecture. Really love, love, love this place!

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Adelaide, Australia
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84 reviews 84 reviews
47 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

An easy extension to a walk through Basses-Ville. There are great photo ops, interesting shops, some great places to eat and finish off with a challenging walk up the steps back to Old Quebec. Really pretty cobblestone streets and found the shop and restaurant staff very helpful.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Walking down the streets, the boutiques, friendly people, the atmosphere, beautiful historical buildings.

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