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“Felt like a Hollywood set-- no place could be this perfect in real life!” 5 of 5 stars
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Old Quebec
Rue de Tresor, Quebec City, Quebec GIR 5B8, Canada
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Ranked #1 of 138 attractions in Quebec City
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Historic Sites, Neighborhoods
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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San Diego, California
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“Felt like a Hollywood set-- no place could be this perfect in real life!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2010

Every building is hundreds of years old yet in perfect condition. The streets are clean, there are tons of cafes, restaurants, bars, shops, art galleries, and museums. The people are friendly and appear to appreciate your efforts at speaking French, no matter how feeble those attempts may be! We spent a full week there just walking and walking within the walled city and still felt we hadn't seen it all!

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“Spectacular!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2010

You'll leave your heart here! Its a beautiful place. Shame we couldn't read many of the signs, as most were purely in French. I wish they would do as in Ontario, and have both languages of Canada on the signage and plaques.

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Ottawa, Canada
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“Great place to spend the whole day!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2010

If you ever visit Quebec City, you must be sure to visit Le Vieux Quebec, because it is filled with friendly people, breathtaking views, great restaurants and wonderful boutiques and shops. Visiting Quebec during its 400th anniversary was spectacular, but the celebrations continue every year and fun activities take place during the summer. Make sure you bring a camera, because you will want to fill it with breathtaking views of the landscape and the beautiful environment. You can spend the whole day there, because there's so much to visit!

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“A fairy tale city!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2010

I was blown away by the charm and character Vieux Quebec had to offer. I had recently visited Old Montreal, and was expecting something similar to that, but it was all that and so much more.
Just to walk around Rue St Jean and Rue St Louis and all the connecting streets in itself is mesmerizing. The architecture and buildings dates back from the 1600s. They even have retained the cobble stoned roads in most places. There are tons of cafes, bars and restaurants along these streets. We were lucky to be there during the Summer Music Festival, which made it even livelier than usual.
It’s easy to get around town as there are Echo buses that go to all the interesting parts of town for just a dollar – and you can avoid the uphill walks (as the city is divided into upper and lower town or Basse-Ville and Vieux Port as they call it in French. Must see places include the streets mentioned above, Citadel, Petite Champlain, Place Royale, Vieux port, the Parliament house and some of the churches around town. There are guided walking or bicycle tours that you could take if you want more insight on the history. There are a couple of information centers located conveniently around town that would help you organize your visit (one right across the Frontenac).
Enjoy your trip! We loved it so much so that we have even started looking into buying property there!!

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“I love you”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2010

Quebec is a little bit of France in North America a city to walk like Paris but clean and safe. Nice people, nice architecture, little bistro and sidewalk café, so so good restaurants. A city at a slower pace ! I really would go back again.

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