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Lower Town (Basse-Ville)

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Neighborhood: Downtown Quebec City
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Address: Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: The location of the city's original settlement, historic Lower Town is...
The location of the city's original settlement, historic Lower Town is situated on the banks of the St. Lawrence.
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A walk through time.

Very nice area outside the wall not visited by most travelers. They have really missed some of the old structures that serviced the City in the 17th Century. Only a short walk... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Winnipeg, Canada

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Winnipeg, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Very nice area outside the wall not visited by most travelers. They have really missed some of the old structures that serviced the City in the 17th Century. Only a short walk downhill from the Citadel.

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North Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This is an area that you just have to see if you visit old Quebec City. Many souvenir shops but also some very interesting galleries and other shops.

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Toronto, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Lots of shops but too many are the same merchandise. There were not as many tourists as I had expected, but there were lots of school trips!

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California City, California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
40 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Small, quaint area, quiet at night when the cruise ships leave. Just fun to wander around, stop for a crepe and coffee, shop. We stayed in the section and were so glad we did!

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Quebec City, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Place Royale lower town Quebec is a beautiful historic narrow street regrouping small shops and antique shop and arts shops. The sightseeing is breath taking form La Maison Chevalier to The Chateau Frontenac just above with the promenade. A walk away from the piers of the old port, Take the ferry if you have one hour to go across the... More 

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Willis, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

If you are in the upper part of Old Quebec, it may not be obvious that there is an interesting "second" city at the docks level. Many wonderful shops and restaurant. The funiculare is an easy way to get back to the upper city without climbing all the stairs.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Looks like Europe. The area is quaint. There are many little shops and things to see. Do not miss the mural on the corner.

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kent
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Went here on our last day before flying home. Very sad to leave. Beautiful sunshine which made everything look delightful. Watched the ferries crossing the river. Superb little shops and lots of eating places to choose. Quite steep with lots of cobbles to negotiate so not very wheelchair friendly.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

A very fun area to visit. Full of shops, restaurants, as well as galleries, history. Take the funicular unless you are in good shape. Walking down the stairs was ok but not going up! Had a great meal at Cafe Dumond right on the river.

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Monhegan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

The whole walled city feels like a freshly renovated tourist attraction, not at all like Europe. The small area is lined with souvenir shops, cafes with similar menus and loads of tourists. The art galleries were atrocious. There are lots of street musicians singing or playing along with taped music. It's a very walkable city

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Address: Address: Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Quebec City>  > Downtown Quebec City

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