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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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I can't believe it's real.

It almost seems like something Walt Disney dreamed up. It is beautiful with great shops and amazing food. Very fun.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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58 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It almost seems like something Walt Disney dreamed up. It is beautiful with great shops and amazing food. Very fun.

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LINY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were wandering around before a tour and discovered what Champlain found many many years before. What an incredible find dont miss this

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Fullerton, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very pretty, worth going to. One of the most charming part of Quebec City, for sure. This is the older French side, buildings a bit further west are from the British period of rule. You can see the differences in style if you look for it. If shopping, dining, try to see it all, allow several hours minimum, but be... More 

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Tottenham ON
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's a good climb down (and back up), but completely worth it. The atmosphere is lovely and the little stores are interesting and although many are "souvenir shops" there are also many different artisans and tooled leather shops.

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Santa Barbara, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Compact tourist district that's fun to stroll around whether you're looking to learn some local history, relax in a cafe with a drink, or do some shopping for souvenirs or local arts and crafts. You could easily spend an hour, or half a day exploring this area. Definitely worth checking out.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It was a nice stroll through the many stores and restaurants that line the narrow street. You truly feel like you are in Europe. Definitely check it out.

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New York/Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I find the upper town to be less interesting than the lower. The lower seems to be reinventing itself in a good way. More interesting shops, cuter bistros, smaller with new and fashionable hotels.

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Vaughan, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago 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 5 days ago 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 6 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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