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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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Pleasant and Good atmosphere

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We visited over the Christmas holiday and found the museum not at all crowded. There is a movie to introduce you to Champlain (on the hour in French and the half hour in English) and the movie was great, very informative. Following that there are two floors of artifacts and information. Not a big museum by any stretch, but nonetheless... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

My travel friend and I were doing the museum trio admission package with La Musee de l'Amerique Francophone and La Musee de la Civilisation. La Musee de la Place Royal is in a great location and easy to find in Old Quebec. All the museums are very close to each other. One of the levels features a fun little board... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This is the original site of the town of Quebec and a place where many people gather and tour the area. It is near the Funicular to the upper town and Hotel Frontenac.

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We visited Place Royale while a light snow was falling. Very peaceful and beautiful in front of the church! Great little boutiques and very few cars!

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Fairfield, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This is a neat square in Old Quebec. Lots of shops and restaurants. It great walking area and close to many other sites.

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