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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 138 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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Griffin, Georgia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

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
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

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 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

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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Saint-Bruno
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Lovely place to walk around. Many boutiques and restaurants. Historic old buildings And Catholic Church The famous Château Frontenac towers above.

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Ottawa, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is the oldest part of Quebec city. The narrow streets are bordered by old houses and most of them have boutiques or restaurants at the street level. It is a lively place year round. Cruise ships are.docked 50 feet from the streets and the shops. In the shops you will find many artists working at their skills.

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Berlin, Germany
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299 reviews 299 reviews
132 attraction reviews
215 helpful votes 215 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The street is not wide yet so lovely, in summer time is packed with Tourist but you can still enjoy the feeling of European in north America. the little shop is amazing, they offer so many different stuff from old historical back ground of the city and culture variety from north america.some store also sell Indian souvenirs, make you back... More

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Miami, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We loved stopping in all the little shops along these lovely old streets. Plenty of cafes and pubs to take a rest for the weary feet.

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Maplewood, New Jersey
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87 reviews 87 reviews
28 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Well-preserved historic area with quaint shops, an easy walk from the museum of civilization and old port, and a funicular ride from the upper town.

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Georgia, USA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

If you visit Quebec, any time of the year, you must go for a stroll in "Quartier du Petit Champlain" in Old Quebec. Very scenic, European feel in North America. I love it!

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Quebec City, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Shops are extremely touristy but that's to be expected. However, the buildings are just lovely and well preserved or rebuilt.

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