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“A Must Visit Area of Quebec” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lower Town (Basse-Ville)

Lower Town (Basse-Ville)
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada (Downtown Quebec City)
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Ranked #3 of 119 Attractions in Quebec City
Type: Neighborhoods, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Cultural
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The location of the city's original settlement, historic Lower Town is situated on the banks of the St. Lawrence.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“A Must Visit Area of Quebec”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2008

We just returned from a visit to Vieux Quebec and loved Lower Town. It is charming and colorful with lots of shops and cafes. Everywhere there are flowers and strung overhead are brightly colored sprinkling cans that are lit up. Must Sees are Englise Notre-Dame-des-Victories which is the oldest church in Quebec and stands on the site of Champlain's first residence; Place Royale with the statue of Louis XIV in the square and the fantastic mural; Maison Chevalier, an old stone house which is open to the public and Rue du Petit-Champlain, the main shopping street.

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“Charming”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2005

Lower Town is absolutely charming. I loved going thru all of the little stores, and just being in the oldest part of Canada. The architecture of the buildings is amazing, and the views of the St. Lawrence are really nice. When you walk down the stairs (the picture) keep going straight and you'll get an amazing view of Le Chateau Frontenac.
Another thing you can do to get a really nice picture is to take the ferry across to Levis. Doing this will get you beautiful pictures of the Chateau Frontenac and of Lower Town.

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