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Lower Town (Basse-Ville)

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Address: Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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The location of the city's original settlement, historic Lower Town is...

The location of the city's original settlement, historic Lower Town is situated on the banks of the St. Lawrence.

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Quebec Lower Town Historical Bike Tour

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great way to spend the day walking around and viewing all the beautiful architecture, be warned that there are numerous steep hills, it will wear you out.

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Vaughan, Canada
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Vaughan, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

great way to spend the day walking around and viewing all the beautiful architecture, be warned that there are numerous steep hills, it will wear you out.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A rebuilt renovated old city into shops for tourists is very quaint and peaceful. The vendors, mimes and costumed people are almost as enjoyable to watch as the middle-class families parading from their cruise ship. A local coffee shop makes the best coffees and decent croissants with a few outdoor table to watch the raree. Take the Funicular up to... More 

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The lower town of quebec is quaint as well as delightful. It is so colourful with masses of flowering baskets. There are small cobbled streets with numerous tiny shops. A superb area to wander and take in the atmosphere.

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Step into Europe and France in the lower old Quebec on st Lawrence river. Cobblestone streets, Canadian artisans, cafes on the sidewalk galore, flowers abound and street performers too. Enjoyable spot and major shopping and eateries.

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Stewartsville, NJ, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Quebec is situated on a cliff and this area lies at the base of cliff. Very popular and crowded with people looking through all the shops, great outdoor eating all over the place, several well known restaurants and the Quebec Civilization Museum which is a must see. You could spend the better part of a day just down here and... More 

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Dublin, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were charmed by the Paris-like atmosphere of Lower Town, both cafes and shops. Of special interest to us was a shop - Flamand Sculpteur - full of wood carvings, many in exquisite detail. The items were both three-dimensional and two-dimensional and the bigger ones, especially, are truly works of art.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Touring Basse-Ville Bases-Ville brought back many memories. There has been considerable planning and cooperation amongst the retailers to keep the old town charm with respect to historical landmarks. We noticed that tourists smiled throughout the town. We saw restored murals and saw an older harpist entertaining wandering tourists. The experience was delightful!

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Bridport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We spent 2 days in Quebec City and descended into the Lower Town on the second day. We walked down the Frontenac steps to get there (very easy). The streets are stunning - so different from anything else in North America. It was exactly what I had hoped from this beautiful city - quaint, fabulous architecture, interest at every turn... More 

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Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Try to see all you can in the historic city you will love it. A lot of shops and little cozy restaurants. Very very French quite amazing. Never thought I would be in a place with so much French culture that you almost would believe you're in some nice old city in France!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful area. Have never been to Europe, but this must be how Europe feels. Do not just stay in the upper town area - definitey venture down here.

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