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Upper Town (Haute-Ville)

Quebec City, Quebec, Canada (Downtown Quebec City)
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Ranked #5 of 144 Attractions in Quebec City
Type: Neighborhoods
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dining
Description: The hilly section of the city known as Upper Town developed later than the original settlement it overlooks.
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Bristol, Rhode Island
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Everything is here and close enough where you can walk to it all. Start off at the square around the Chateau Frontenac and take in the artists and performers around it and enjoy the Chateau itself, it's a landmark and deserves it. The go from there and explore the whole walled city. It's a wonderful place and you've got something... More

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Grand Bahama Island
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Upper town offers a lovely boardwalk overlooking lower town where some very talented buskers perform. There are wonderful stone houses and hotels. Don't miss the artist's street where something may just catch your eye to bring home.

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Ewing, New Jersey, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed walking through the gardens and fountains of the Parliament building. The historic Parliament building is not to be missed.

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Brisbane, Australia
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174 reviews 174 reviews
99 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Once up, either walk up the many steps or take the funicular, take your time and wander around the many streets and alleys. Historical building every where..

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Vancouver, Canada
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49 reviews 49 reviews
11 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This area of Old Quebec is pretty basic fare. The standard tourist shops and Art Galleries. I am sure the rent has keep away those unique little jewels that used to dot Upper Town so enjoy the Heritage and save your money.

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Gulf Shores, Alabama
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Liked the street music near the Frontenac and the view. St. Jean has tons of shops and restaurants and is a nice stroll. We took the horse drawn carriage ride after dinner when the streets were pretty quiet. We loved it and the driver let us off right at our hotel's door.

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Ludlow, Vermont
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107 reviews 107 reviews
19 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Along with the lower town, this area is not to be missed. Excellent in both the winter and summer. The two areas are the prime reason to visit the city. Anything inside the walled city is worthy of a visit.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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276 reviews 276 reviews
168 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Historically interesting. There are a plethora of shops and boutiques in this area. Very touristy, and can be very crowded. Bring a good pair of walking shoes, as the area is very hilly, and can be slick when wet. Bring a camera, many good opportunities for a snap shot.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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59 reviews 59 reviews
35 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

A lot of stores... Some restaurants... A lot of people... A lot of traffic... Nothing that makes it clear you're not in any large city anywhere in the world... If that sounds like fun, this is the place for you. Of course, there are hundreds - probably thousands - of other places that really aren't all that different. To be... More

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Quebec City, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This part of the city really has the feel of Europe. I even know a French teacher from Michigan who comes here with her students and says "why go to France when we can come here." There are shops, cafés, restaurants, parks, statues, beautiful old style architecture and very friendly locals. Charming all year long. If you can tolerate cold,... More

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