Quartier Petit Champlain

Quartier Petit Champlain, Quebec City: Hours, Address, Quartier Petit Champlain Reviews: 4.5/5

Quartier Petit Champlain
4.5
Speciality & Gift Shops • Neighborhoods • Points of Interest & Landmarks
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Dating back to the 17th century, the Petit Champlain street is the oldest commercial artery in North America. Quartier Petit Champlain counts today more than 47 shops and restaurants.
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More than 3 hours
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RCE121
Seattle, WA195 contributions
Aug 2021
This could be a street out of any European city, cobblestone walkways, boutique specialty stores, charming atmosphere, and wonderful restaurants and bars. This is a very safe and walkable shopping area that sits below the main walks of Old Quebec. There is a Funicular that takes you to the upper level for a fee but saves the climb up the stairs for those who have walked too much.
Written August 18, 2021
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Sunshine34500
West Orange, NJ2,080 contributions
Jan 2020
Here- we shopped until we dropped. The shoppes were terrific. Most people spoke English. They were stocked with jewelry, crystals, figurines, Canadian souvenirs, wines, maple syrup, alpaca sweaters and on and on. I splurged on an alpaca handmade scarf by a local artist. Ate in the Little Piggie restaurant- (sorry name escapes me) bu delish. Lots of Xmas were still up and that made the streets even more magical. Do not miss it.
Written February 13, 2020
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FlyAtNight
Brooklin, Canada3,350 contributions
Sep 2021
This is my favourite section of Québec City. One can spend hours exploring the restaurants and shops dating back hundreds of years. The cobblestone roads remind you of trips in Europe. Every trip to Québec City should devote hours/days exporing Quartier Petit Champlain.
Written October 4, 2021
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Christa L
Coopersburg, PA151 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
We visited between Christmas and NYE where the holiday spirit was still in full swing. We had our 4 young children with us who all enjoyed our evening strolls through the Champlain. To the Christmas Carolers singing, the glistening lights, the authentic maple taffy, the warm wine being served street side. It was wonderful! Certainly a spot worth visiting if in town. My only recommendation is if taking young children who need a stroller during winter months, bring a sled or carry pack to pull them around, as pushing a stroller was impossible some days. We would love to return if we come to Quebec again.
Written January 6, 2020
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Jae L
Long Island, NY5,779 contributions
Oct 2019
During our “10-Day Canada and New England” cruise aboard Caribbean Princess ship last October, our ship arrived at her final destination, Quebec City. After visiting Notre-Dame de Québec Cathedral-Basilica, Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac and Terrasse Dufferin in Upper Town, we walked down to Rue du Petit Champlain via Frontenac Escalier (staircase). When we looked down Rue du Petit Champlain from the last leg of the staircase, we were fascinated by the charming pedestrian street with cute shops. The bustling narrow street scene reminded us of a charming Alpine village scene. The cute shops along the street displayed variety of attractive products. So many people were walking along the street in a festive mood. We passed Frontenac Funicular station along the way. We came across so many Asian tour groups walking around the area. Quebec City and Quartier Petit Champlain seemed to be a magnate to so many Asian tourists arriving here by air, bus or ship. Quartier du Petit Champlain seemed to be a crown jewel of Quebec City, and it is a must visit attraction.
Written September 20, 2020
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kevin mat g
61 contributions
Dec 2019
if for nothing else but sightseeing there is no shortage of interesting places to see along the streets of shops. I ended up buying a wallet ( hand made in Canada ) and had I not bought warm winter boots before travelling, I likely would have got some as well. You need to be patient with the number of people who come here as when it is mid-day to early evening it will be busy. There are a number of restaurants and bistros to choose from but beware the wait times can/are long due to the large number of people. Do not be misled, there is a large amount of touristy trap crap to be found but there is also some hidden gems that are unique and Canadian made and frankly not a gouge on the pocketbook. The funniest thing that happened was a car of tourists who ( I'm sure they thought the GPS was right ) tried to drive on the "street" loaded with people. The architecture of the Old City is very pronounced here for those of us who relish in that kind of stuff. Certainly recommend this as part of an experience of Quebec City.
Written January 5, 2020
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prevfrompurley
Toronto, Canada36 contributions
Aug 2021
Beautiful, lots of restaurants and stores to shop in . Best tip: Use the funinclaire to go up and down rather than the many, many many, steps!!! Cost is $3.75 per person per trip . It takes you from the boardwalk by Chateau Frontenac to the heart of the Petit Champlain stores.
Written September 1, 2021
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Womanbehindalens
London, Canada124 contributions
Jan 2020
Quartier Petit Champlain is a wonderful place to spend a bit of time. The streets, old buildings and potted plants and flowers make this a charming place to wander around. Most of the shops are not chains but are rather unique artisans so you can find wonderful things that you will never find elsewhere. Be sure to stop too at the sugar shack and try the maple taffy made freshly on snow.
Written January 22, 2020
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traveller2454
Dalbeattie, UK586 contributions
Feb 2020
This is such a pretty little area with some beautiful streets, original shops with a great range of goods for sale and plenty to see and do.

We took the funicular up towards Château de Frontenac - it was really snowy when we were there, but the funicular was still running. There were also numerous people about with chainsaws - not as scary as it sounds! - they were making ice sculptures outside every shop for an event. Such talent!

You really must visit this area and take home some souvenirs from the beautiful shops.
Written February 17, 2020
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Bidule05
France641 contributions
Sep 2020
After descending the Casse-cou staircase, we visited the picturesque Petit Champlain area. The pedestrian paved alley of Petit Champlain has been perfectly restored.
At number 16, is the lower station of the funicular that we took to go up to the Upper Town!
Written April 20, 2021
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  • Sun - Sun 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Mon - Wed 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Thu - Fri 9:30 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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