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Place Royale

27 rue Notre-Dame, Quebec City, Quebec G1K 4E9 , Canada (Downtown Quebec City)
418 646 3167
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Ranked #6 of 143 Attractions in Quebec City
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Type: Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Shopping
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description: 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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Sydney, Australia
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131 reviews 131 reviews
79 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

I had the pleasure of visiting Place Royal twice - once when the Festival of Old Quebec was on and the other time a week later. It added extra atmosphere to see many people in period costume and displays of how goods were made and sold centuries ago. Recommended.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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59 reviews 59 reviews
21 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Some attractions in the same area: church, museum, restaurants, art galleries... Sometimes you can see large groups just passing there. During the night, calm and quiet. Don't miss the visit. It's simple and nice.

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Toronto, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed the Place Royale area. I believe that is where Maison Smith is located - where one can sit outside and enjoy a scrumptious croissant with coffee and watch the people go by.

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
28 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

The gem store was very interesting and simply sitting on a bench in the main square was almost surreal. Very clean and safe area and everyone very helpful to tourists, even when we used a mix of french and English since out French is weak. Would not hesitate to recommend Quebec City to anyone for a great holiday destination.

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Vancouver Island
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The Quebec Crafts Council has a shop in Place Royale that is a must-see if you are into fine crafts, all merchandise is made by Quebec artists. The area itself is full of galleries and restaurants.

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Washington, D.C.
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176 reviews 176 reviews
34 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

sit somewhere on the place and imagine the market form hundreds of years ago. go into the eglise des victoires. take time to examine the restored architecture all around you.

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Markham, Ontario
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62 reviews 62 reviews
16 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Immerse yourself in the old world charm offered by this historic place. Visit the 17th century church - Eglise Notre Dame des Victoires, sit at the cafe and enjoy this beautiful square.

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Surrey, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This Place has witnessed so many year so history and the development of New France back in time. Our tour guide Alex was wonderful and very knowledgeable about the history, culture and activities people had hundreds of years ago. We enjoyed our tour and felt that we learnt a lot about the city's history. Take a trip to this place... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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280 reviews 280 reviews
171 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Beautiful little area. They filmed the movie Catch Me If You Can here posing as France. The place looks just like it. Interesting architecture, and over all a must see.

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Delfzijl, The Netherlands
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This location gives you a relaxing feeling. Just sit there for a while and soak up the atmosphere. There's no sense of urgency to leave. Been back a couple of times during my stay.

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