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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 139 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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Las Vegas, Nevada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The streets are quaint with an old world charm here. However, this is the truth in all of Vieux Quebec. I do not know if it was the evening we were there or what, but the group of people hanging around in this area were different from the sorts we had been mostly encountering in the upper town. Tons of... More

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Mississauga, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Lots of little shops to check out Little Bistros to eat at Buildings are amazing, old world charm Wanted to go on the Ghost walk but it was raining

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Franklin
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

You can shop at the little shops that line the walkway. There is no traffic on these walkways. There are plenty of small resturants to eat at. This also, is a historical area. You can take the Funiclare elevator down from the entrance to other historical sites including the Hotel Fromtanac and the St Lawrence River, which also is just... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Lovely hand made gifts , you can even see them being made, from glass blowing to silk painting . A city proud to sell products handmade by their own craftspeople. Unique gifts and of a lovely quality.

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Arlington
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Pretty streets, fun shops, great little restaurants, interesting art galleries. What's not to like? Do not worry if you do not speak Franch. Altho it is the language spoken everywhere, we did not encounter anyone who would not speak to us in English if we responded to "Bonjour" with a friendly "good morning or good afternoon"

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Moscow, Russia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Don't miss this place when you come to Quebec. It's so romantic with all those nice cafes and shops. And the shops work late in the evening.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Eat at the Lapin Saute' or try Le Pizz (for best local pizza, in fact among the best pizzas anywhere), find good (competitively priced) souvenirs and boutique clothing stores - and don't miss the Ghost Walk (but be prepared to really walk, the old city IS on a steep hill after all!).

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Griffin, Georgia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

While there are some wonderful views of the old streets and the food is great, the shops get a bit repetitive. Best advice is to hang out at a café with some good food/drink and people watch.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

As the name says its really petit, you can walk the whole street and area comfortably, not to mention getting in and out of there which need serious climbing or use of the cable car.

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Clean and compact shopping and restaurant district. Give yourself about an hour here. And easy stumble on to the Royal Plaza area too.

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