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Upper Town (Haute-Ville)

Quebec City, Quebec, Canada (Downtown Quebec City)
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Ranked #4 of 139 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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West Sand Lake, New York, United States
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144 reviews 144 reviews
29 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Outside the Old City, this area is full of wonderful restaurants, bars and sights to see. Easy walking around. The strip of restaurants and bars along the Grande Alles is wonderful to experience any time of day. The area is impeccably clean and everyone is friendly and looks like they are enjoying themselves.

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Potsdam, New York
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50 reviews 50 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This is one of the most charming cities in North America. It is impeccably clean, the locals are very friendly and willing to speak English if they are able, the architecture is varied and amazing, the views from high places such as the city walls are stunning, the food is great, the art and musicians are first-class, the beautiful statues... More

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Mississauga, Canada
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

There are a lot of historical sites in Upper Town but there are also some very steep hills! We would have loved to go on a Cache ride but there were 5 of us and the buggy only takes 4 adults-too expensive to go in 2 separate buggies. The Citadel is a must see

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Belfast, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

A lovely place to soak in history , shopping, sight seeing , dining and people watching. Worshipped on Sunday morning in the United Chalmers Wesley Church at an English speaking service where we were made very welcome. The Fairmont Chateau Le Frontenac is such an amazing work of architecture, apparently the chef used to keep his bees, hens and herbs... More

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The Upper Town reminded me of touristy European spots. Luckily you can leave the noisy main streets and tourist trap restaurants and start exploring the city off the beaten path, appreciating the great views and architecture. This city has a strong Catholic heritage and many locations are active churches and monasteries that should be respected. The history of Quebec and... More

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

If you are in the lower city (basse ville) and are bot a great fan of walking up steep streets, spend the $2.50 each (US) and ride the funicular. It can be a little cramped and hot during summer tourist season, but it's a very short ride and the view is great. You end up in the plaza in front... More

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38 reviews 38 reviews
37 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Upper Town has many rich heritage sites, The old city walls and the old city gates, The Citadel, the City Hall and the famous Fairmont Hotel. In front of the hotel, there is a big open area for you to enjoy the great views of River St. Lawrence and the lower town and listen to beautiful music that he street... More

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Washington Township, Ohio
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Bring your comfy walking shoes and leave your heels in your suitcase.... The hilly cobblestone streets offer an endless variety of shops, history, parks, views, restaurants, and charm. 3 days was not enough to see it all. I can't wait to return!

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Winchester, CT
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We enjoyed our 3 nights in Old Quebec The restaurants in this area are amazing. You are able to look at the menus before you go in. Do try to speak French if you can, the locals do appreciate your effort. Walk around in the evening to find street performers. They will amaze you. Drop a couple of $$ in... More

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Dodge Co., Wisconsin
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92 reviews 92 reviews
49 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The historic center of Quebec City is charming beyond belief. The historic buildings and just the general nature of the streets and parks within the old city walls, make you feel like you could be in a European city.

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