Old Port

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This once bustling port now serves as a nostalgic reminder of Lower Town's history.
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FlyAtNight
Brooklin, Canada3,371 contributions
I only wish we had more time to spend in Québec City. We hadn't planned to spend much time in the Old Port, but after taking the one hour sightseeing bus tour, we realized that there is much more to see here. Next visit here will dedicate hours to explore this section that dates back to the early 1600s.
Written October 4, 2021
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caronawel15
Brewster, MA5 contributions
My husband and I just returned from 5 days in Quebec City and it felt as if we had been in France for 2 weeks. Our hotel, "L'Hotel du Vieux, was old, charming and centrally located for convenience. We parked our car on our arrival day and did not drive it again until we were leaving. The hotel offered free breakfasts each morning in the adjoining restaurant. (Not just coffee and a croissant....anything from the menu!) They also offered a walking tour each morning at 9:00. Our tourguide was a proud, energetic young man and we learned more from him in an hour and a half than we did in the two tours we did later on. By walking around we were able to identify points of interest to which we would return later in the day.
The Chateau Frontenac is an amazing hotel/castle that looms large in Quebec City from any place you may be. It is situated on Dufferin Terrace which overlooks the St. Lawrence River. Across the river is the town of Levis and the lights from Levis, at night, are romantic and spectacular. You may ride a ferry boat across the river to Levis for $1.50 round trip. You may disembark if you like or just ride back to Quebec City. We took a sailboat tour down the river past Levis, past Isle d'Orleans and Montmorency Falls. Seeing Quebec City and the Chateau from the water is beyond spectacular. Once back to the docks we went to the Chateau, sat on a balcony, ordered wine and cheese and watched the sun set and the most incredible fireworks display we have EVER seen.
There is a "funiculaire" (elevator) from Dufferin Terrace down to the Lower city. The Lower city is old and quaint offering many, many cobblestone alleyways filled with outdoor or indoor cafes and adorable shops and so many beautiful gardens.
The Citadel is a wonderful site to visit...it is an active fort with two guards who stand watch and walk the line every 15 minutes of so. They have an impressive "changing of the guard" each day, I believe at 10:00 a.m. but be sure to check that time if you want to see it. The Plains of Abraham are steeped in history. There is a museum near the Statue of Champlain on Dufferin Terrace that offers a wonderful diarama of the history of Quebec City. It's one half hour long and well worth the cheap price of admission.
Street performers are abundant during the day at Place de Royale and Dufferin Terrace and at night as well. The talent is wonderful and they earn those "dooneys and looneys" that people put in the hats that the performers pass!!
The Quebecians are friendly and helpful and appreciative that Americans are visiting their city.
If you go, bring your walking shoes for the daytime and your dancing shoes for evenings. You won't want to leave, I promise, and you'll be planning your return trip before you get home!
Written August 9, 2005
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Sachin K
Plainview, NY5,842 contributions
Family
The old port is a short walk away from the heart of the old town of Quebec City. It is a place worth visiting to feel the calmness and appreciate the entire old town in one sight. Certainly worth visiting.
Written November 21, 2019
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PoohBearRH
Toronto, Canada63 contributions
Couples
We stayed in the Old Port area and we liked that it was quiet and easily accessible from the highway. There are many restaurants and art galleries in the area. There was also a farmers market nearby that was worth a look. It was a 10 minute walk to Old Quebec so its close by but it was nice to be away from the hustle and bustle when we got back to our room. We strolled around the area and had a nice walk about.
Written November 30, 2016
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susanr0se
Ottawa, Canada124 contributions
Couples
Cheese and sausages. Do you need another reason? Stop off for some beer and wine for later too. I recommend coming here on your way out as well so you have some delicious souvenirs to take back home.
Written May 16, 2015
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CanadaMoi
Canada453 contributions
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The Old Port really is old Quebec. The streets are a little less busy, the buildings perfectly preserved, the views of the river are excellent. There are great restaurants, antique shops and artist workshops here. It's a must visit.
Written March 24, 2015
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adalbert3
Newport Beach, CA5,335 contributions
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We had a great time strolling through the various booths of the Old Port Market. Food, wine, art, clothes, nick-knacks---you name it. We were there in December, it is was a good location to get in a decent walk, but it was then fun to get out of the chill and try various apple wines. While in that part of the Old City, take a few minutes to walk over to Gare du Palais---it only takes a few minutes, and both the exterior and interior are worth seeing.
Written January 28, 2017
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66Morgan
Huntsville, AL11 contributions
Family
We visited the old port and had a fantastic lunch at Le Cafe du Monde! The views were outstanding with mountains in the background. Had great service; our waiter was outstanding! Food was fabulous! Highly recommend!!!
Written May 31, 2015
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Elizabeth R
Toronto, Canada7 contributions
Couples
If you don't make it over to the Orleans island (which would be a terrible shame) stop into the market. Some of the items available from the agro-tourism locations on the island can be found here. My favourites were the ciders.
Written May 3, 2015
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Miknamrok
Cornish Maine142 contributions
Couples
I wasn't prepared for the beauty of Quebec. We went a week ago and I have missed it since we came home. I was touched to the core by the beauty of the buildings and the feeling of the old city. Quite indefinable, and exquisite.
Written October 15, 2013
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