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Upper Town (Haute-Ville)

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Address: Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
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The hilly section of the city known as Upper Town developed later than the...

The hilly section of the city known as Upper Town developed later than the original settlement it overlooks.

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Great shopping and dining.

We spent a lot of time here during our 4 day visit. Plenty of unique and interesting shops and terrific restaurants and cafes all around. A very warm and inviting atmosphere and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Rodney, Canada
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Rodney, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a lot of time here during our 4 day visit. Plenty of unique and interesting shops and terrific restaurants and cafes all around. A very warm and inviting atmosphere and merchants are quite friendly. Definitely worth a visit.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My 1st destination was Upper Town (Haute-Ville) ~ the political, educational, & religious nerve center of both the province & the country during much of the past 4 centuries. No other place in Canada has had so much history passing through such a small spot. Hard to imagine it was a barren, windswept cape when Samuel de Champlain decided to... More 

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Weston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just walking around the Upper Town makes you feel like you've stepped back in time. The Chateau Frontenac dominates it all, with loads of churches, squares, restaurants, shops, and charming old (authentic) buildings all around. Feels like visiting France without the jet lag!

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fun to walk along St. Jean Street, eat at the Erico chocolate shop (try the amazingly rich and thick Decadent hot chocolate), eat at the Hobbit, and shop at the J.A.Moisan grocery store.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just walking around is great fun on a snowy day, watchin the calèche strolling by and people struggling with the snow and ice to get up the hill.

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Rockford, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You will never run out of good places to eat and shop. Also it is close to churches. No need to have a car. It is extremely walkable.

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Newagen, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

Chateau Frontenac is in Upper Town, along with many other hotels and restaurants. The Terrace along the front of the Frontenac is an ideal place to walk in the evening, or any time of day. Beautiful views over the river. Elevator right outside the big hotel takes you down to the Lower Town with more shops and art galleries.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

This part of Quebec City, busier than Lower Town, is just lovely and walkable (with hills). So many things to do, from historical sites to lots of shopping and many quite good restaurants. The locals are friendly, even with traditional French, and there are many local artisans who put out beautiful quality goods. I even ended up having some things... More 

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Burlington, VT
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016

This old world city is a charming and lively place as well as a World Heritage site. Much history of Canada here as the site of de Champlain's home base, the battle of the Plains of Abraham for rule in Quebec, and the culture of the Quebecois. We loved the restaurants, the boardwalk overlooking the river and Lower Village, the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

This is the newer section so you don’t get the same feel as the lower town. It was fun to spend the day just wandering around and checking out all the shops and sites.

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