Quartier Petit Champlain
Quartier Petit Champlain
4.5
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9:30 AM - 5:00 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.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, California16,173 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Historic and Full of Tourists
    This is in the heart of the lower town, the historic district , and the tourist area. When cruise ships are in town, it is hard to find your way down the street. Some grand historic buildings here. You do need to go, but beware that you are in ground zero for tourists.
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 10, 2023
  • mdgarbaciak
    Scottsdale, Arizona25 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A beautiful street
    A definite street everyone must visit. There’s a reason it is one of the most beautiful streets in North America. If you can’t find it here, then, you’re not looking. Bistro‘s, Restaurants, Novelty stores, ice cream, and anything else you could desire.
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 23, 2023
  • SpanishteacherMD
    2,056 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Walk through one of the first commercial streets of the New World
    For a romantic stroll through one of the most beautiful cities in the world, take a walk through Quartier Petit Champlain. Tons of shops, cafes, restaurants, sites, frescoes, literally everything under the sun, you can find in this incredibly quaint little corridor in Basse-Ville. Either take the Escalier Casse-Cou or the Funiculaire down and you can literally spend hours down here. No matter how many times I've been to Quebec, this is still by far one of my favorite, if not my favorite part of the city to walk through.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 13, 2023
  • fm0072018
    Canterbury, United Kingdom149 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful shopping area in Old Quebec City
    This is a really beautiful part of Quebec City with some interesting and unique shops. Take a wander down here and admire the architecture, eat or just window shop. Some great photo opportunities. You can take the funicular back up to the other part of town.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 7, 2023
  • Serviceprof
    Lexington, South Carolina1,367 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A shouldn’t miss visit when in Quebec City!
    This section of the “bas ville “ can sometimes be sensory overload. All stores an restaurants had seasonal decorations inside and out. Quite a few stores catered to women’s fashion. A must visit. This section of town has a European feel to it
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 27, 2023
  • joe-chicago-23
    Chesterfield, Missouri1,209 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Shop, shop, shop, eat, eat, eat
    It's a sensory overload walking through here. Several tourist souvenir shops seem to repeat, but there are many more choices. Plus, wonderful chocolate and ice cream stores for your senses of smell and taste. You may need to visit twice to find all the streets. Enjoy the architecture and the restaurants as well.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 11, 2023
  • Cindy G
    San Antonio, Texas382 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful Area to Explore
    We spent two days exploring the area's shops and restaurants. Great variety of places to visit. Lighting at night was wonderful and the the area felt very safe. We were there right before Halloween, so everything was decorated. Plenty of places to take photos!
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written January 12, 2024
  • wireless_in_CA
    United States7,429 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Picturesque Street
    One of the most photogenic streets in Québec City was filled with shops and restaurants. In April there wasn’t much crowds so it was pleasant to stroll through. There were a couple of unique addresses ending in 1/2 instead of a whole number. We could not figure out how one door qualified as a 1/2 versus others.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 13, 2024
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RCE121
Seattle, WA205 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Jae W. Lee
Long Island, NY5,876 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Womanbehindalens
London, Canada144 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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, UK663 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Patrick P P
Minnesota105 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
My wife and I strolled through this area each evening during our stay in old QC from January 23, 2020 through January 25, 2020. If you enjoy stopping into a variety of beautifully lit shops this place is for you. It seemed like there was a decorated area around every corner. It felt like we were in a place you only see in movies.
Written January 30, 2020
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FlyAtNight
Brooklin, Canada3,519 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Marcel D
Mountain Iron, MN104 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
We were in quartier during the big storm and visited three stores, striking up conversations with the people who worked there. The street if very quaint, lots of little nooks for pictures you won't get elsewhere in the city, and unique products on offer. You could spend several hours on a warmer day, including a meal.
Written December 26, 2022
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Steve and Cathe... O
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
Quartier Petit Champlain remains decorated with a festive tone until the end of February. As the snow falls, the scene just becomes even more charming, especially in the evening. The boutiques and restaurants provide lovely variety - there is something for everyone!
Written February 28, 2023
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wendymurcia87
Canada497 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Friends
A fairy tale, this place was amazing at Christmas everything looked like a small Christmas village. In one corner they sang Christmas carols, on the other hand there was Santa Claus with the children, the decoration of the streets, and in each shop a tree made this magical place. Once and a thousand times I would recommend visiting this place at Christmas really worth it.
Written February 9, 2020
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Chaitanya
Cambridge, Canada1,208 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Petit Champlain is always setup based on the season you visit it.
Great place with cute shops/stores with some nice restaurants.
It generally is very busy and has a lot of touristy items - probably your best best to get tourist priced souvenirs for home.
Written June 13, 2022
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