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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 144 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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Markham, Ontario
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53 reviews 53 reviews
13 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

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
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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276 reviews 276 reviews
168 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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Mittersill, Austria
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 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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Vermont
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

What an amazing feeling to stand in the center of the oldest settlement in North America! We decided to try the Funicular and were glad we did. Great view of the river as you ascend.

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NYC
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The strip - forgot its name (St. P..? Champlain) was a nice stroll) - with lots of restaurant/cafes. The night atmosphere in the square/court where Notre Dame Church was beautiful at night. There were some acts on the street - ghost tours?. Metered Parking was pleasant on a weekend ...

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Florida
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169 reviews 169 reviews
26 attraction reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

One of the most relaxing spots in Old Quebec. Sitting with a cafe au lait at La Maison Smith, looking out on the old square with original and restored stone houses, with their colourful flower baskets below their second storey windows. The beautiful Notre Dame des Victoires church on the right and the interesting Gemomania store on the left. A... More

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Forestburgh, New York
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53 reviews 53 reviews
28 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Enjoying a morning breakfast at Maison Smith overlooking this plaza is truly magnificent and so relaxing.

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Washington, dc
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85 reviews 85 reviews
33 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

This is where the history of Quebec began. For Americans think Williamsburg on a much smaller scale. The structures have been recreated to look like the buildings from the time period. Be sure to tour the museum and get a guided tour of the area. There are French and English tours and they last about 45 minutes.

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Boston
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58 reviews 58 reviews
18 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

But, no, it's very much Quebecois. Had breakfast here every morning, overlooking the square, people watching. Lovely respite.

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