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Place Royale

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Address: 27 rue Notre-Dame, Quebec City, Quebec G1K 4E9, Canada
Phone Number: 418 646 3167
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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This famous town plaza is the heart of historic Lower Town and has been an...

This famous town plaza is the heart of historic Lower Town and has been an important social center since the city's founding.

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history, beauty, great shops and entertainment

Enjoyed lunch, some great street musicians, viewing the spectacular mural, and just walking around appreciating the ambiance. There are a wide variety of shops here from touristy... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Hellertown, Pennsylvania
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Hellertown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Enjoyed lunch, some great street musicians, viewing the spectacular mural, and just walking around appreciating the ambiance. There are a wide variety of shops here from touristy souvenir shops to more upscale stores selling just about anything imaginable.

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SE USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The square gets busier and more crowded as the day goes by. It is perfect for people watching and there are many shops, restaurants and galleries nearby. We sat at Maison Smith on the Place Royale and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We were impressed at the cleanliness of the area and found it to be a most pleasant experience.

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Kensington, Prince Edward Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Old Quebec city has so much to offer a would be tourist. There are the old tiny streets, the ramparts and gates. There are tiny cubby hole tourist business' with everything from coffee to mementos to t shirts. My suggestion would be to take a small guided tour (our guy was born and raised in the city, and bonus... he... More 

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Brattleboro, Vermont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful square to sit and people watch, draw or paint. Cute restaurants and a museum are in the square. There is a beautiful old Catholic church there as well that you can visit.

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massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have always described Quebec City as driving to Europe. A 7 hour drive from the Boston area puts you in a place that takes you to an autre fois. Walking into Place Royale is a trip to the heart of 16th century France. Just relax and take in the sights.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lower Quebec. Entirely rebuilt so old looking new (or new looking old). Regardless, immaculately well kept. There is a nice litttle cafe on the square, a fine old/small chapel/church (you must stop in), and the house sport four (five?) different roof materials (planks, slate, tin, singles, another stlyle of metal). Suggest you buy a walking tour of the city (do... More 

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Bowen Island, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The houses are beautifully restored here and have thick stone walls, dormer windows, low entryways with wooden doors and colorful tin roofs. Truly a step back in time to New France when Samuel de Champlain first developed a trading post here in 1688. The Eglise Notre-Dame Des Victoires Church is one of the oldest stone churches in North America. This... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great for tourists. Like a set from a film, slightly manufactured feel to it but I could be wrong. Definitely, a pretty perfect square, with cobblestones and plenty of interesting things to observe and experience. Certainly, enjoyable but I prefer my squares like my people slightly flawed.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Place Royale in the morning and in the evening - had a lovely dinner in the Italian restaurant in the corner. The morning was bustling with tourists, fun; the evening was slower and serene. Looking forward to visiting again.

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Green Bay Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent several hours in this area. There is a funicular ride to the top of the hill which looks interesting. There are also many shops and small restaurants, as well as a large church, street artists and many tourists. The terrain is a little difficult for older folks, with cobblestone streets, many people and some uphill climbs, but you... More 

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