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Upper Town (Haute-Ville)

Quebec City, Quebec, Canada (Downtown Quebec City)
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Ranked #5 of 145 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

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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124 reviews 124 reviews
34 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

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
16 helpful votes 16 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
19 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Tonbridge
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89 reviews 89 reviews
49 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We love Paris and this part of Quebec is so similar. It is the most European of the cities we have visited in North America and the streets with the small cafes and restaurants could be situated on the left bank.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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100 reviews 100 reviews
44 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Many stores and restaurants as well as old buildings and churches. Merchants were friendly and most spoke English.

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Fayetteville, Pennsylvania
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108 reviews 108 reviews
29 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Upper Town is much bigger than Lower Town, but similarly quaint, with narrow streets, shops, many, many restaurants, hotels, government buildings, art galleries, religious buildings and churches, tourist guides, and so on. You will even see horse-drawn carriages. All of this creates an atmosphere of history and beauty that is unique to Quebec City. We walked for miles each day... More

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