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“lower town”(534 reviews)
“basse ville”(82 reviews)
“art galleries”(66 reviews)
The location of the city's original settlement, historic Lower Town is situated on the banks of the St. Lawrence.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Downtown Quebec City
+1 418-692-2613
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Absolutely love this area. Lots of restaurants and shops. Just be sure to wear comfortable shoes as it is hilly area with cobble stone streets. Not ideal for strollers or wheelchairs.

Thank Jodi905
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Fascinating section of Old Quebec City. Narrow, cobblestone streets with multiple places to eat. Historic sites. An eclectic collection of shops with clothing, art, handwork, wood carving to name a few. Cows ice cream and poutine worth finding here.

Thank Jerry L
Reviewed 4 days ago

Take a walk around the old town and see the unique architecture and amazing mural.Well worth the walking but watch out for the cobblestones.

Thank Julene M
Reviewed 4 days ago

I traveled to Quebec to create photo and video content for the Dept of Tourism. It is arguably one of the most romantic cities on the planet, especially at night. The people are friendly, the coffee is addictive, and the sights are beautiful. Specifically Basse...More

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 6 days ago

To just walk the old cobbled streets and take in the sheer beauty is so awe inspiring you must give it a go or you will miss out on the core essence of Quebec. Colourful shops, souvenirs by the million and if you are visiting...More

Thank Ray R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Take the funicular down to the lower town. Walk along the street and see the many little shops. You Can shop and eat all you want. It’s worth exploring the lower town.

Thank Carmen N
Reviewed 1 week ago

I really felt like I was in a quaint city in France. Loved it here and so much to walk around and see. Lots of shopping and bistros.

Thank ltelder
Reviewed 1 week ago

Take the steps down and explore this quaint part of old Quebec. Narrow streets with restaurants and shops. Nip over the main road towards the St Lawrence to get views back up to the top of town. Once done take the Funicular back to the...More

Thank Steve-and-Andie
Reviewed 1 week ago

The lower town is a a few narrow streets with heritage buildings all round, providing numerous places to eat and shop. There is a little square on one of the streets where you can sit, relax and soak in the ambience. A musician was playing...More

Thank BIGwhoop
Reviewed 1 week ago

We hopped off our Hoho Tour and thoroughly enjoyed this area of the city. We browsed and shopped and stopped for lunch on a lovely patio. Highly recommend visiting this area.

Thank sierrasue50
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September 18, 2018|
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Response from BlanquitaMaria | Reviewed this property |
We rented a car at the airport and drove to our hotel. You may want to have a car for some day trips, unless you are planning on just staying downtown the whole time.
September 18, 2018|
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Response from hayesone | Reviewed this property |
A cab is easiest but there is fast link train as well but we used taxi it is a fixed fare
June 3, 2016|
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Response from David B | Reviewed this property |
Don't let the rain (or snow) deter you. The city, with its narrow streets and cobblestones, and hilliness becomes a reflective canvas, with sparkles of light from many sources. It can be quite magical to be out and about.