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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
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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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Beautiful area to walk around!

We're 28 & 32 traveling from Vermont We too the Funicular down to Lower town ($2.50 each way) and it was a great way to spend a sunny afternoon. We walked around and looked in... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We're 28 & 32 traveling from Vermont We too the Funicular down to Lower town ($2.50 each way) and it was a great way to spend a sunny afternoon. We walked around and looked in the different art galleries and shops. Stopped to have a local beer and people watch. There is always a new little street to discover and... More 

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Weston, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Superb part of Old Quebec from the cobblestone streets to the great galleries, restaurants, stores and museums. There is so much to see, to experience, so many pictures to take. We had great weather and it allowed us to enjoy the area to the fullest. On the Saturday we were there, they had the "Nuit des Galleries". So many people... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This part of the city is lovely - well preserved, easily accessible, very French. Good array of shops and galleries. Pretty touristy, but acceptable. Well worth an hour or more to explore.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is as close to historic Europe as you get on this side of the Atlantic. Quaint streets with cute boutiques... Colourful and vibrant - the most atmospheric part of QC. We happened to be there for the "Nuit des Galeries" which is music, art and wine mixed into an unforgettable classy evening. Put it on the calendar for next... More 

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Central Florida, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We saw Lower Town on our walking tour and learned so much from our guide about the history of the early settlers. Walking tour added so much to our visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Worth the walk at night! We went during an art walk. It was crowded, fun. Lots of live music. Great restaurants and cute shops!

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Barrie, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We took the funaculaire down to Basse-Ville. Lots of cafés and restaurants and plenty of shops to choose from. Not quite as busy as Upper Town.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Between the many tourists from the cruise ships and the night where wine and shopping were part of the evening program, this was a crowded area. The evening featured music and purchased wine glasses that were refilled with snacks and wine as you shopped. Great fun!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This part of town is charming and filled with art galleries and antique shops, not to mention wonderful restaurants. Worth the time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Early morning before tourist crowds from the cruise ships. Lovely, authentic environment. Galleries and shops not run-of-the-mill.

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