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Lower Town (Basse-Ville)

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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 trip Back In Time

The lower Town offers the visitor opportunities to try lovely, inviting casual restaurants along with art galleries and shops for men & women to explore. The narrow streets... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Plymouth Meeting, PA

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Plymouth Meeting, PA
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The lower Town offers the visitor opportunities to try lovely, inviting casual restaurants along with art galleries and shops for men & women to explore. The narrow streets winding thru the area adds to the feeling of being in a European village. As in many European cities, there are convenient, free"comfort Stations" to to ease the anxiety of finding one... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

No matter where you go in Quebec city, there is always something beautiful to look at, and this is where I took most of my pictures. Everything was just very photogenic

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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124 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Walked here multiple days to enjoy the shops, musee de civilization, cafes. Very safe. Crowds when a cruise ship is in port. Free, plentiful, clean restrooms. Huge market with wonderful produce, cheese, baguette for heavenly picnic. Yum.

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New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

In lower Quebec we chose not to take a walking tour but explore at our own pace. We trodded down the steps and saw shops, galleries or cafes that appealed to our tastes. We stopped in an artists' gallery where we found many interesting and unique choices to take home, and all at extremely fair pricing. We continued down the... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 255 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

There were many pretty shops and restaurants on the stone pavement. Especially, I loved the view of Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac from this area, where we can see that this town was actually a citadel hundreds years ago.

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Grand County, Colorado
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

This place, including Haute-Ville, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the buildings and storefronts are preserved carefully and with an eye to historical accuracy. It is gorgeous and easy on the eyes, with flowers blooming EVERYWHERE during the summer months. We enjoyed using the stairs several times each day; they are not too strenuous and offer lovely views.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Wonderfully restored historic area with many structures going by to the 1600's. Lots of small restaurants and shops to make a walking tour enjoyable through out the day. There are several art galleries if you have a mind to purchase a painting as well as many local craft stores. You can expand your walk a bit to include the port... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

The lower town is bustling with the bicycle paths, the Farmer's Market, the shops, fountains and sidewalk cafes. The ferry to Levi is nearby as well as the museums. The train station is a landmark in itself. You can enjoy sitting on a bench near one of the fountains, reading a book or watching the world go by. Stroll through... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

This is definitely one of the spots you must visit on Quebec City. It's a very European site with tons of restaurants, unique shops and cafes.

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Newmarket, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

We took the Funiculaire down & landed in another world. It's absolutely lovely wandering around the tiny streets. The mural is a must see & there are some lovely small shops & boutiques, great cafes & restuarants.

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

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