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Place Royale

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Neighborhood: Downtown Quebec City
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Address: 27 rue Notre-Dame, Quebec City, Quebec G1K 4E9 , Canada
Phone Number: 418 646 3167
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Shopping
Description: This famous town plaza is the heart of historic Lower Town and has been an...
This famous town plaza is the heart of historic Lower Town and has been an important social center since the city's founding.
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Unesco Heritage Site A Must See

Escape back into the 1600's in Old Town Quebec. Place Royale or Royal Palace is the oldest French settlement in North America. The heart of this square is The Church of Our Lady... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Escape back into the 1600's in Old Town Quebec. Place Royale or Royal Palace is the oldest French settlement in North America. The heart of this square is The Church of Our Lady of Victories, the oldest stone church in North America. A vision of old world charm, every stone building and structure tells the story our its' forefathers. A... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The wall mural at Place Royal is spectacular. Plan on spending some time to take it all in as well as take some pictures. You must view it twice once during the day and again a night to truly appreciate it. You will look at it in a different way each time. It has so much to offer. Each section... More 

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Labrador City, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Great area to take in the history of old Quebec, learn about the founding of the area and the city, and to do a some sight see-ing and take in some good eats! The area is beautiful during any of the seasons. I have been here when the area has heavy crowds and no crowds, so it can be anyones... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

it is nice, full of history and one cannot visit the Old Quebec without standing there and looking at those old refurbished and well kept buildings.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

So i noticed that some comments were that this place was very crowded, but we visited during Christmas week so it was pretty much empty. Very quaint square and a historic must see place for sure! Spend no more then half an hour here and move on.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

A bit of trivia: One of the scenes of the movie "catch me if you can" was made in place Royale in front of the old church. This is where he was caught printing bills et, and when he walked out a bunch of police car came and arrested him You did not know that did you . Camille from... More 

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Ontario Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

This is an historic must stop! A visit to place Royale is like a step back in time to the early days of New France. It was here that Samuel de Champlain founded Canada in 1608. Admire historic Notre-Dame-des-Victoires Church, the oldest stone church in North America (1688). And don't miss the immense fresque des Québécois, which retraces 400 years... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

Didn't get to enjoy this area as much as hoped - filled with several tour busses full of schoolchildren. A neat spot though, wish there had of been more time to go back to explore! Nearby is the ferry that goes to Lévis - take it for the best views of the city skyline!

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vancouver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

it is the history you feel all around the church in that square you have the impression that it was like yesterday

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The founding place of Canada, also is the tourist center in Quebec where people stop by for a city tour. Great atmosphere with nice building and architecture - and it would be much more interesting if you could do a little French while in Quebec!

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