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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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Charming!

Place Royale is steeped in history. Lots to see and do here if you don't mind the walking :) Narrow streets do not make for wheelchairs or walkers, but it is still manageable... read more

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Vankleek Hill, Ontario
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Vankleek Hill, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Place Royale is steeped in history. Lots to see and do here if you don't mind the walking :) Narrow streets do not make for wheelchairs or walkers, but it is still manageable. Interesting shops and cafes as well.

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Ottawa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Classic European square. We just walked through and admired the square but there's a lovely ice cream / cafe patio if you wanted to stop here for longer.

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Fullerton, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One of the prettiest spots in the Lower Town, this little square, offers steps down, even lower, and a bust of Louie the 14th, King of France, in one of the successful settlements in New France.

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I can see why this area is so popular with tourists, it's beautiful and quaint in that old-timey way. However, with it's popularity also comes hordes of tourists. It's very busy and on a hot day can be difficult to navigate through the crowds. Well worth it, but be prepared to brace yourself.

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Hellertown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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