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Old Port (Vieux-Port)

St-Pierre & St-Paul, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
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Ranked #11 of 139 attractions in Quebec City
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Type: Neighborhoods
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Walking
Description: This once bustling port now serves as a nostalgic reminder of Lower Town's history.
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Durham, North Carolina
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55 reviews 55 reviews
39 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I took a walk along the river from the crusie ship terminal and saw the locks leading to the marina and some nice, old building tucked against the rocks below Upper Town. This was a pleasant trip and I felt like I was among locals. It was fun to watch the pleasure boats returning to the marina. A bit less... More

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Killingworth, Connecticut
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123 reviews 123 reviews
51 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We enjoyed several nice meals here at ristorante il forno ( not the pizza restaurant) and Quay 19. We were there during the summer music festival and a stage was set up close to this area as well- nice music. The farmers market offered fresh local produce, wines, flowers and maple syrup. It was tempting to purchase some of these... More

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Maggie Valley, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

A beautiful city. Easy to navigate. Wonderful restaurants , friendly people. Their arts and crafty are phenomenal. Do not miss them Their history is exciting for those of us who like history.

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New Bern, North Carolina
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196 reviews 196 reviews
73 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Our experience with this part of the lower town of Vieux Quebec involved the Saturday market at the permanent Marche' de Vieux-Port opened sided building and a barbecue festival. The market was a delight, full of real farm stands with wonderful looking veggies, fruit, and homemade items such as honey and jam. Our only purchase, since we planned to be... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The French Navy Ship Le Mistral was in Port Unfortunately we missed the visiting deadline. There is a bicycle path along the harbor and a walking trail Nice to be near the water

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Westfield, New Jersey
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80 reviews 80 reviews
42 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

the farmer's market at the pier was excellent, from cheeses to wine to breads and sausages, plus flowers and fruits. lovely

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Ottawa, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Other than the farmer's market, the stroll along the port was a bit of a disapointment. Some of the fountains were dry and the landscaping was overgrown and weedy. There was one functional fountain that was nice, but there was no seating around it. It's like they put in a big budget for the 400th anniversary a few years ago... More

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Pegram, Tennessee, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

All kinds of interesting things to buy. Food courts where you can eat the local produce. The small Eco-bus stops here. Short walk from lower town. Not on the top of my list of things to do in Quebec but worth a visit.

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Quebec City, Canada
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Food souvenirs were well priced and it was a pleasure to see the beautiful plants and flowers. Easy walk from Old Quebec and nice views of the marina.

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26 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

This is a wonderful area with a great market which sales everything from cheeses, meats, wines, flowers etc. All things made in Quebec. We got some very nice pastry rolls, meats and cheeses to have for our dinner at the apartment we were staying at. Also bought some wonderful jams, port and apple butter to take home with us. The... More

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