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Upper Town (Haute-Ville)

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Neighborhood: Downtown Quebec City
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Address: , Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
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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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Less crowded in the eateries

Although we loved to wander around the streets within the old town, we found it much calmer and civilised in the restaurants along Rue St Jean outside the walls. Also, there was a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
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Yorkshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

Although we loved to wander around the streets within the old town, we found it much calmer and civilised in the restaurants along Rue St Jean outside the walls. Also, there was a supermarket which was useful.

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Burlington, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Old Quebec is as close to Europe as you can get and upper town is part of it. Take a look down the small alley beside Restaurant 1640, there are a number of local artists selling small prints and original paintings.

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Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

It's a bit tough to go walking from the lower town to the upper one, that's why people tend to use a funicular. As the lower town, this zone is full of small shops and restaurants that give a very sociable and cozy environment.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Beautiful view walking to the peak of the upper city. The Chateau Frontenac provides a good place to take in the views. The Citedal and the Plains of Abraham gives the history buffs an opportunity to walk around the battle fields? Bistros and pubs a plenty to refresh your engines.

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

A great place if you like to shop, greats restaurants and pubs to go at night. beautiful to walk trough the streets, amazing arquitecture!

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St. Albert, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We did a Hop-on/Hop-off bus tour through this area, with a knowledgeable and witty bilingual (though of UK origin, thanks Simon) guide.

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Montreal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Talk about photo opportunities. The number of historical buildings, architecture, statues, and monuments abound. A number of good restaurants and bistros as well!

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Brampton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Upper town in Old Quebec is very charming. There is something new to see around every corner. Wear comfortable walking shoes!! Many great shops to explore. Artists alley has many artists at work with beautiful local art to admire and purchase.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Having spent the first part of our trip in the province of Québec in Montréal, we were surprised to see how much more manageable and contained the city of Québec is. The upper town feels airy and less touristy than the lower town where commercialism appears more rife

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Zurich, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Old architecture, tourist shops. Not bad, but nothing terribly exciting. Worth a half-day's wander, but no more.

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