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Lower Town (Basse-Ville)

Address: Quebec City, Quebec, Canada (Downtown Quebec City)
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Ranked #3 of 129 Attractions in Quebec City
Type: Neighborhoods, Historic Walking Areas, Other, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Fee: Yes
Owner description: The location of the city's original settlement, historic Lower Town...
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Type: Neighborhoods, Historic Walking Areas, Other, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The location of the city's original settlement, historic Lower Town is situated on the banks of the St. Lawrence.
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Montreal, Canada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

This is a charming area of Quebec City. The architecture is amazing and the area is quaint. It's mainly a tourist shopping area with unusual small shops. The shops have really unique and beautiful items but the good are rather expensive. If you're in the top part of the city, you can easily walk to this downhill area, but suggest... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

You can walk down steps or take the venicular. Either way you can't beat the atmosphere. There is one building that has a mural painted on the side. Very impressive.

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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Not as beautiful as the ''Vieux-Québec'' but still really fun to walk around.Lot of great restaurant.

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toronto
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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

You can't come to Quebec City and not visit this area. Similar to the upper part of Old Quebec, this is a great place to wander the shops and restaurants and imagine the scene of 300+ years ago.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Like to say that personally I have great passion for the village. I. Think that it is a very beautiful place prices are a little high but worth the time and money.

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Markham, Canada
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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This small, historic old quarter of old Quebec has beautifully restored old buildings with some interesting shopping and some great restaurants and hotels. Don't forget your camera.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

a must see for everyone. no matter the age you will love this small but beautiful little town. the food!!!!!

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New York City, New York
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42 reviews 42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I liked this area a bit better than the area up on the hill. It is not as commercial and has more of the charm of a small town.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We spent five nights in Quebec city. we came for a "white Christmas," and got rain, sun and no snow. It didn't matter! What a lovely city. There is great shopping, eating, walking, exploring. we will be back. We love the French Canadien people, culture, vibe. It is a place within a few hours of our midwestern home-and yet, far... More 

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Center Harbor, New Hampshire
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99 reviews 99 reviews
42 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Loved all the little shops that are more Artisan then tourist. The prices are higher but you are also likely to be helped by the actual artist. The street are for walking only and it is just a wonderful place to wander around.

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