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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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Washington, dc
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85 reviews 85 reviews
33 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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56 reviews 56 reviews
21 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

History comes alive amidst modern charms. Worth visiting for the demonstrations, historical mural, costumed staff. Sidewalk cafés from which to enjoy people watching.

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Oakville, Canada
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86 reviews 86 reviews
5 attraction reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I used to live in this part of Quebec City and it was interesting to see all of the work that has been done to beautify and preserve the history and architecture here. AS, we, we really enjoyed the Festival de la Nouvelle France, where citizens dress up in costumes from the time, sing, dance, act and story tell to... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Lovely entertainment. Loved the stone built Church. I spent plenty of time there with my family....lovely and friendly people. Beautiful streets...

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Macau, China
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Beautiful place you should enjoy walking around. Take a map and circulate around the top spots. Take a good camera with you and make a sort of report of what you see and the people.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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365 reviews 365 reviews
196 attraction reviews
809 helpful votes 809 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

There's a lot harmony in this historic square in Lower Quebec. A lot of curb appeal from cobblestoned pavement to windows of stone houses bedecked with flower planters. There's pipe music on one corner. The smell of coffee from a nearby cafe. Some chatter among friends walker their dogs. A kid with an ice cream cone in his hand. A... More

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Clearwater, Florida
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64 reviews 64 reviews
47 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This place is so cute! We stayed seated there just looking around, it looks like a fantasy place! It s worth visiting. I would recommend for everyone.

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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This was the best photo site in the whole gorgeous city of Quebec. Great restaurants and friendly people. Very clean and welcoming.

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Carlisle, PA
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73 reviews 73 reviews
28 attraction reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Place Royale and the surrounding shops, the church and houses should not be missed on a trip to Quebec City. There are several restaurants in which to relax or eat, but the main attraction is the sense of place that transports you back in time. This is the original Quebec. And - despite some of the kitschier shops, it feels... More

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