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Upper Town (Haute-Ville)

Quebec City, Quebec, Canada (Downtown Quebec City)
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Ranked #5 of 146 Attractions in Quebec City
Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dining
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Owner description: The hilly section of the city known as Upper Town developed later than the original settlement it overlooks.
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Kitchener, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Lots of activity amongst some impressive historic stone architecture. Upper Town has a lot of foot traffic and as such has a lot of great shopping. There are also lots of little alleyways full of artists displaying their wares. A great place to simply wander around and explore on foot.

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Brisbane
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423 reviews 423 reviews
253 attraction reviews
209 helpful votes 209 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

The cobblestone streets, small shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs make this a great place to wander and immerse oneself in the atmosphere that is so French. The buildings are very old world and all dominated by Le Chateau Frontenac and the Notre Dame Basilica. The laneways where artists show their work (and hope for sales) are great to amble through.... More

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New York City, New York
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61 reviews 61 reviews
45 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I don't see how you can go to Quebec City and not explore Upper Town. It was gorgeous, with beautiful buildings and quaint streets. It really reminded me of Montmartre in Paris.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Hauteville is perhaps the most amazing part of QC. Inside the medieval walls you will find lively shops, great restaurants and an ambiance that reminds one of being on the streets of Paris! This is perhaps the most European city in North America and this neighborhood is a gem, with an amazing view of the magnificent St. Lawrence River. Not... More

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Beijing, China
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128 reviews 128 reviews
36 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

The Upper Town of Quebec is the most beautiful small township I have seen in North America, full of character and there are hstoric building. Good restaurants and plenty of hotels of all classes. A must to see.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Visiting this historic area is such a fun experience for North Americans. We get a feel for the European experience without a long plane ride. The Haute-Ville is full of shopping, dining and chances to practice your French with the many Quebecquois who also love to vacation here.

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Dexter, Maine
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51 reviews 51 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

There is so much to offer here. you can spend an entire day just walking and taking in the sites. very helpful staff at most places of business

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Toronto, Canada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
19 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

walking all the way to Fairmount hotel observation area - you will see the vast landscape of Quebec surrounding area with mountains in the background. Simply stunning!

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Ocean Springs, Mississippi
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89 reviews 89 reviews
26 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

If you have limited time, as many of the cruise folks do, their is a lot to see and it is quite manageable. I would suggest making reservations if you have limited time and a specific restaurant in mind as they book up.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We did not take the tour of Parlement, but we did enjoy the view of the building. What we really enjoyed was the Discovery Pavillion and its museum tour of the battles on the Plains of Abraham. Best museum in town, I thought. We also went up to the 31st floor of the tallest building in Quebec (right behind Parlement)... More

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