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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 143 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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Forestburgh, New York
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Very picturesque. The buildings are kept in pristine shape and a stroll through here is lovely. Yes,there are touristy shops,just go by them.There are some very nice art and local goods stores if you look carefully and stay away from tourist groups.

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Rogersville N.B. Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

You"ll find all kinds of unique souvenirs, clothing & gifts reasonably priced. It is close to old Quebec I would say a 5 to 10 minutes walk. Also have some restaurants, places to sit and relax. A very unique experience.

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Vancouver, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Quaint neighbourhood, although quite touristy (like much of old Quebec). Worth a visit if only to stroll the cobble streets and soak up the atmosphere a bit. In season there are street performers and art installations that add charm. A bit saturated on generic Canadian tourist shops for my taste, similar to what you might find in Vancouver's Gastown. But... More

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Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
53 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Love walking in the Petit Champlain. From the beautifully kept old houses some of which are shops and restaurants, to the flower baskets, to the shopping and dining options. There's plenty to do here.

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Quispamsis, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I love this corner of Old Quebec. There are TONS of little shops, restaurants, café's, etc. The stone walkways, staircases and buildings makes it feel as though you've gone back in time.

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Pana, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We loved this area of Quebec. There were many unique shops and restaurants with a European flavor. Many of the shops featured locally made items. Beautiful flowers and hanging baskets.

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Ajax, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Great place to shop and find stuff you won't find anywhere else...the only "hic" is the stairs...you have to be able to go up/down multiple staircases.

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Saint-Colomban, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

In this area you will find a lot of nice restaurants and you will have a choice of different foods at different prices.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
40 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

It is just such a walkable area of town. Great to shop, eat, and people watch. I took so many pictures in this area. There are some cute shops that specialize in maple products.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The history overwhelms you along with wonderful restaurants and boutiques. For us it is the heart of this beautiful city.

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