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Upper Town (Haute-Ville)

Quebec City, Quebec, Canada (Downtown Quebec City)
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Ranked #5 of 142 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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Alexandria, Virginia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
40 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

The upper city is very pretty. The streets are lovely as are the people. I loved the many cafes and restaurants in the area. I loved the artist alley. I didn't buy anything, but there were several pretty paintings and drawings. You are ok there if all that you know is bonjour and merci.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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56 reviews 56 reviews
21 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

Many pleasant corners, lanes, areas to walk. Caveats are that there are mostly tourist shops, and tiny lanes can get crowded at times. Long lines for the funicular late afternoon. Funicular ride combines convenience with great views over rooftops to the river.

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Chicago
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40 reviews 40 reviews
6 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

Very tacky, chain restaurants. clearly for tourists. Ate at a restauran in this part of town and it was atrocious.

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New Rochelle, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

So much to see and so easy to get around by foot. Get a map and go. A lot of history, great food and activities.

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Dorion, Ontario
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The heart and soul of Quebec City is the Upper Town. Dominated by the imposing Chateau Frontenac, the area is part of a World Heritage Site with all that entails, plus an oasis of culture and recreation

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Vonore, Tennessee
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215 reviews 215 reviews
111 attraction reviews
284 helpful votes 284 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We enjoyed walking around the upper town more than along the lower. The streets are steep and I grew tired but there were several places to sit on benches and rest. Nice green areas, lots of churches and statues to enjoy. Look for the placards to help you understand what you are seeing. Go into Notre Dame. We did a... More

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Victoria, Canada
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164 reviews 164 reviews
76 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

A great little area to walk around. Very touristy, but some great restaurants, shops, street performances and even an alley dedicated to artists and their works for sale.

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Dublin, Ohio
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Preferred the Upper Town to Lower. Had a better feel if you prefer less (quieter, less congested). The artist row was a fun place to browse, the variety of quaint shops and restaurants gave us many options for our 4 day stay.

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Clearwater, Florida
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64 reviews 64 reviews
47 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

For sure we will go back to Quebec to visit and expand more time to enjoy each of the attractions they have to offer. I recommend for all travelers going to Quebec City to stop by and visit this magical place! A corner of Europe in Canada. Excellent City.

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Fun. Great food and culture. Walk to attractions. Check out the Citadel. This is the area to stay in.m

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