We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book In Advance
All photos (683)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good31%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
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
Improve This Listing
Ways to Experience Place Royale
from $26.65
More Info
from $31.98
More Info
from $23.60
More Info
from $19.59
More Info
Reviews (1,715)
Filter reviews
1,009 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews beautiful square small square notre dame des victoires church pretty square maison smith old quebec la maison lower town oldest stone historic church people watch shops and cafes street musicians petit champlain basse ville european feel art galleries
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 1,009 reviews
Reviewed today

The buildings in the square were covered for construction, aside from Notre Dame des Vicotories. A big heap of snow was in the square so hard to get around the tour groups.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank HammerHeidi
Reviewed 4 days ago

Just a short walk from the funicular in Lower Old Town there is this plaza with a historic church. At first all you see are a few old gray buildings. But then you start reading the history and putting things in place. Now we are...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank CDM49
Reviewed 1 week ago

The square is beautiful. Stand in the center, turn 360 degrees slowly, and just take in the remarkable architecture. Or travel there, as we did, in December and enjoy the magnificent Christmas tree, an off chance of catching a chorus of carolers, and the opportunity...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Dana M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although it was much colder than my last visit in May, I very much enjoyed visiting Place Royale in winter time.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank HL_333
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found the best shopping in Place Royale. Its charm and finesse were inviting despite the cold. We were fortunate to have a seat around the fire which adds to the ambiance.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank ProfessorOT
Reviewed February 6, 2019 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 January 25, 2019

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
Thank Sigma1201
Reviewed January 20, 2019 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 January 18, 2019

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
Thank Curious802988
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
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 100 nearby hotels
Hotel Le Priori
1,365 reviews
.09 miles away
Hotel 71
2,114 reviews
.10 miles away
Auberge Saint-Antoine
2,510 reviews
.11 miles away
Hotel Manoir Morgan
52 reviews
.11 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 1,676 nearby restaurants
Restaurant Initiale
729 reviews
.07 miles away
133 reviews
.04 miles away
La Fudgerie
127 reviews
.05 miles away
Bistro Sous le Fort
1,454 reviews
.04 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 472 nearby attractions
Old Quebec
12,278 reviews
.07 miles away
Lower Town (Basse-Ville)
2,232 reviews
.09 miles away
Quebec City Ferry
1,283 reviews
.11 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
August 20, 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
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|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
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!