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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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of my favorite places in all of Quebec city. The little "square" is so charming and has such unique flair. The paved street and the local shops gives this place a stunning setting. The giant Christmas tree is also beautiful standing tall...More

Date of experience: February 2019
5  Thank SteveRainville99
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I were in this area before and after New Years staying at Hotel Le Priori in this same section and it was fantastic. The weather, the magic, the shops, the restuarants...they were all great. This is a must visit in the city.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to go down and sit in the Square and have breakfast very early which was fantastic. We popped into the church and did that before we saw the bus load of tourists come up from the port. Generally speaking they aren’t there long...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank HappyWanderer3276
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 January 5, 2019

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 December 31, 2018

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 December 26, 2018

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 December 26, 2018 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 December 21, 2018

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
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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
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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!