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Upper Town (Haute-Ville)

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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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Oh la, this is classy

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
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Montreal, Canada
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Montreal, Canada
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374 reviews 374 reviews
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163 helpful votes 163 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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366 reviews 366 reviews
238 attraction reviews
678 helpful votes 678 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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72 reviews 72 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
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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vancouver
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

i really enjoy walking just like the quebec people enjoy to do all year long communicating and they look at you eye to eye compare to vancouver were they drop their eyes on the sidewalk

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Sydney
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We stayed in this area and found it easy to walk to all the major sights in the old city, including the lower town, despite ice slippery paths. There are quite a few restaurants to choose from, shops for provisions, including a supermarket less than 10 minutes walk away, and it's also very pretty. Best area to stay in winter.

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Rainbow Lake, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

It's like being in Europe. I was here 34 years ago and little has changed. The shops, small hotels, large hotels, and numerous places to eat can easily find you looking to something to eat or place to sit at the end of the day (when you'll wonder where the time went). The Upper Town was not overrun by souvenir... More 

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