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Upper Town (Haute-Ville)

Neighborhood: Downtown Quebec City
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Address: Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dining
Description: The hilly section of the city known as Upper Town developed later than the...
The hilly section of the city known as Upper Town developed later than the original settlement it overlooks.
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Narrow streets, lots of little shops, plenty of restaurants. 350 years of Architecture within a mile

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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Montreal, Canada
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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Narrow streets, lots of little shops, plenty of restaurants. 350 years of Architecture within a mile

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Fredericton, Canada
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This is such a beautiful city. I strongly recommend the walk through Upper Town, even during cold days it's nice to see the city.

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The narrow streets are very much like medieval Eastern Europe with plenty of small eateries and souvenir shops. I thought it was very quiet compared to Europe but maybe that's to do with the cold weather. Plenty of views and photo opportunities too.

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Montreal, Canada
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166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is where most buildings look like they've been painted just before winter. Many nice houses. many cafés, it is a town to walk around and try those little streets.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We stayed here and it was a great starting point to explore the city (upper and lower) which both had their differences. One exudes city life while one exudes village life. Must experience both to really say you visited Quebec. Do not use a map, pick a starting point and just start walking. You may want to take a drive... More 

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Ontario Canada
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690 helpful votes 690 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

You can easily feel the difference between la Haute ville & the Basse ville. The Haute ville is livelier, more of a European city vibe, while the Basse ville is more European village, more laid back and tranquil. Walking around in the different neighborhoods of the Old City is spectacular in itself. So much to see and do and don’t... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

Haute-Ville is a large area basically encompassing anything outside of the fortifications. Some really neat neighborhoods to wander around in and see what life is like as a local. Particularly enjoyed Rue Saint-Jean, Avenue Cartier and Le Grande Allee!

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Oregon
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73 reviews 73 reviews
24 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The setting is beautiful, easy to walk around, food vendors have coffee, snacks, etc. It is a great getaway if you want atmosphere, restaurants, museums, music, small bistro's, small lanes to walk everywhere.

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Portland, Maine
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Loved Le Hobbit and L'Affair est Ketchup. Easy access to the Plains of Abraham Park and the walled city without the tourist feel.

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Paola, Ks
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We stayed at a hotel here. So easy to walk around to everything you could want. Restaurants, shops, bars. So much history in these beautiful old buildings.

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