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This famous town plaza is the heart of historic Lower Town and has been an important social center since the city's founding.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
27 rue Notre-Dame, Quebec City, Quebec G1K 4E9, Canada
Downtown Quebec City
+1 418-646-3167
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The Place Royale is a great place to shop in Old Quebec. We did not know that Canada is the largest producer of nephrite jade in the world. If you like Jade, Le Jade has a wonderful selection of jade jewelry at very reasonable prices....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This square is lovely in the winter with a big Christmas tree set up. We were able to sit in a cafe and have a coffee to enjoy it longer on a cold day.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank soccerrin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you don't visit this square you have not been to Quebec. This is the heart of the old port city. Amazing architecture.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The courtyard was decorated for autumn and was very sweet. A lovely little spot where you could be in Europe with a little imagination.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 850sylviam
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent gallery just off the place - and absolutely lovely at Christmastime. There are also several restaurants the look like they have outdoor seating when it’s nice out!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sarah W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the heart of the lower part of Old Town. It's a beautiful area with a lovely Christmas tree. A must see.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank KYtraveler79
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

This little square gave me my best picture of my trip. Thanks for the Christmas tree being in the perfect place!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kbwhat
Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

The square is decorated beautifully for Christmas. Very picturesque and charming with large lit Christmas tree. Must visit the Notre Dame des Victories church located in the square.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Worktotravel52
Reviewed December 5, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful little square to enjoy building architecture and history while enjoying a cup of excellent coffee at la maisson Smith before viewing Notre Dame des Victoires. Great people watching too.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 1, 2018

The weather wasn't at its best when we visited in early October, but a spirited group of talented musicians put on an impressive performance on the cobble-stoned square in front of the Notre-Dame-des-Victoires Church that was built on the ruins of Champlain's Habitation. Huge crowds...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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August 20, 2018|
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Response from Kevin K | Reviewed this property |
There is no Casino near old Quebec. There is a casino north of downtown but you have to cross the river to get there. It's quite a distance away.
August 20, 2018|
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Response from Ludwik | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don’t know. I saw a nice cassino in La Malbaie in front of the elegant hotel Manier Richelieu.
October 20, 2017|
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Response from sescal2001 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, How close is it? Very close, it's only a 2 min walk from Place Royale. If you go up to the Chateau, then it's an other story!