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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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Exercise and great shops!

We walked nearly every street and found some streets containing restaurants, others art work and still others with tourist trinkets! It was a lot of fun.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Cody, Wyoming

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We walked nearly every street and found some streets containing restaurants, others art work and still others with tourist trinkets! It was a lot of fun.

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Brampton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful area to visit while in Old Quebec. Also referred to as Quartier Petit-Champlain; lower town offers many quaint shops, cobblestone streets and a European like feel. Stop at a cafe for a croissant and a cup of tea, stroll through the streets and browse the many unique shops, admire the hand painted murals and sculptures...there is... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Fun to walk around and explore, the Old town is a good half-day's wander. Beyond that, expect the usual suspects of tourist shops.

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Cold Lake, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This is a great spot to take in all the history that Quebec City has to offer. I would recommend planning on spending some time sitting on the patios and checking out the shoppes. Make sure you pack some good shoes.

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Hamilton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Breathtaking! Love this place and will continue to come back. This place is so romantic and the atmosphere is amazing. I would recommend this place to everyone. If you have never been then you need to go and if you have been then continue to enjoy!

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Ocean, NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Definitely a must to visit if you are in Quebec City. Very quaint and charming area. Lots of history and culture along wiith unique shops and cafes.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

You can't understand the charm of Vieux Quebec without touring both the lower and upper parts of Vieux Quebec. They are both lovely and romantic!

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Stayed in Upper Town so lots of stairs and rather steep street down/up, but it was worth it. Very hot day and walked down to catch boat cruise on St. Lawrence. Bought some great souvenirs.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Great place to walk and spend the day. Relaxing sight-seeing walks. You can feel the history of the area.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Beautiful streets. Well appointed shops (very touristy, nothing interesting to buy though). Restaurants will be extremely crowded, expect long wait times everywhere. A must visit in Old Quebec. Parking lot across Boul. Champlain has plenty of spaces. I think we paid maybe CAD18 for the whole day. Good price for convenience.

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