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Lower Town (Basse-Ville)

Quebec City, Quebec, Canada (Downtown Quebec City)
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Ranked #2 of 139 attractions in Quebec City
Type: Neighborhoods, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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Littleton, New Hampshire
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79 reviews 79 reviews
6 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

So much to do & see. Spent the whole day walking and site seeing. Had a wonderful lunch, and poked around a lot of the shops. Easy to do on your own.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Whilst this part of Quebec could be seen as touristy, its still good fun. The old Market Hall, now a craft market is interesting and the cafes along the port are good

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Mt. Dora, FL
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53 reviews 53 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I'm not a shopper. But Lower Town is so much more than just shopping - the restaurants and cafe's and street performers and charming shopkeepers. We went back again and again.

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Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Historic buildings, cobblestone, tasty restuarants and great views of St. Laurence river make Lower town a place to see. Don't miss the Mural!

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Groton, CT
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109 reviews 109 reviews
28 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Okay, it has its tourist bent, but it is beautiful at every corner. Most of the shops and restaurants are really very good, considering.

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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
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Found Lower Town after exploring the Old City. Lower Town was more quaint with many interesting and unusual shops, restaurants and bars. A lot less formal than the Old City - such as bike taxis in lieu of the horse drawn carriages. Worth a see. Also many interesting art installations.

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Downers Grove, Illinois
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

It is a wonderful place with old streets and great places to eat. Every street is worth photographing. It is what Europe used to be before beggars, gypsies and in-you-face street salesmen. It has a very safe feeling. As with all of Quebec City - I'd highly recommend it.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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61 reviews 61 reviews
23 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We prefer to visit and tour cities, monuments and the like during the quieter, cooler hours of the night. There may not be as many open shops, but it's quieter, romantic and a gives us a different perspective of the popular strolling sites. I recommend meandering stone streets of the Lower Town during the day - and sampling ciders at... More

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Victoria BC Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Nothing to dislike about this place. Walk and people watch all day long! Some unusual quality souvenirs,great food and treats all around.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We walked down to Lower Town located adjacent to the St Lawrence. (Took the Funicular back up!) It's worth a visit where you will see cobblestone streets and alleys filled with authentic old brick buildings, shops, restaurants and art. Don't miss the historic Place Royale, one of the oldest "town squares" in North America. (While there enjoy the sparkling clean... More

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