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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 139 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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Brunswick, Maine
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92 reviews 92 reviews
64 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

A beautiful part of Old Quebec that is very nice to walk around, eat and shop. I wouldn't plan on spending too much time here - a couple of hours is plenty.

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Chester, New York
17 reviews 17 reviews
17 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

When I was 5 months pregnant with our first child I wanted to take a last vacation before the baby was born, so we drove 8 hours to Quebec City. We had visited Toronto and Montreal before, but when I saw pictures of Quebec City in a travel magazine (which I often read) I knew this was the place for... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

If you're able to handle the stairs getting into the various attractions than it's perfect for families to walk around. Best part of Quebec so far.

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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Beautifully maintained, landscaped and kept. Stone buildings as old as 1630. Don't miss it. It is crowded.

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Chico, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We especially liked the movie about Samuel Champlain. The museum gave a great little history lesson of Quebec. They offer a walking tour with the gal in period costume...all for only $6.

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Winchester, CT
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

When in Quebec, do make your way down to the Place Royale. Take time just to stroll around looking at the architecture. Find the famous mural and grab a bit of lunch at one of the restaurants. Then ride the funicular back up to Dufferin Terrace.

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Durham, North Carolina
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55 reviews 55 reviews
39 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Place Royal isn't very big. This is a plus, because there’s a lot to see in a little bit of real estate. I enjoyed an excellent pizza at La Pizz, a curiously named (at least in English!) restaurant in Place Royal which has indoor and outdoor seating. While I was eating, across the square in front of the Musée de... More

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Montreal, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I went to Quebec City for a night and Place Royale was one of the places we visited. It had gift shops and clothing stores. They were a bit expensive! It was a long walk, and in some parts of Place Royale, you can see the St. Laurence River.

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Windsor, Canada
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85 reviews 85 reviews
56 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This is a great little area to stop off for some lunch. There's tons of history here, so be sure to take a tour to get to hear it all. We ate at La Maison Smith and had a couple sandwiches and people watched.

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Swanton, VT
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126 reviews 126 reviews
46 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We took the one hour tour of the area with a guide dressed in period clothes. The price was reasonable and the guide knowledgeable, helpful and funny. He pointed out architectural differences between British and French influences. He was very good covering significant historical events. He was personable and open to questions and clarification. Did not see this tour advertised... More

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