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Place Royale

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Address: 27 rue Notre-Dame, Quebec City, Quebec G1K 4E9, Canada
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+1 418-646-3167
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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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Heard the stories about this being the place where all the executions took place in the old days, the roads and streets are the same as back then... great city

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 11, 2016
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Montreal, Canada
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Montreal, Canada
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

Heard the stories about this being the place where all the executions took place in the old days, the roads and streets are the same as back then... great city

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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

This area is beautiful and has all the physical aspects you would expect to see in Europe. I understand that it is really not original (Obviously) and has been created to look like the real thing, but it is still worth the trip. The museum is worth taking in and surrounding shops are fun to browse. There are so many... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

This is a nice spot to stroll through and stop for a rest and enjoy the quaintness of this section. It has a beautiful small church of Notre Dame, a few restaurants and cafés for ice cream and coffee. A favorite location of mine!

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Cupertino, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

This small museum presented artifacts and exhibits from the early days of the settlement. It was worthwhile to visit to expand the Lower Town experience.

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Blainville, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

Close to home but with a feel of being in the old countries, this area is very alive with the gift shops, museum , port, restaurants and various types of entertaining. The history there is very much alive

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

Far better (and yet less expensive) than the Musee de Civilization, which was a little P.C. and perhaps aimed at families with children in the 6-10 range. The Place Royal had some fascinating exhibits and an excellent tour guide in local costume.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

This place is beautiful and had lots of character too. It has an old parish church which I believe may have been the oldest parish church in North America, or so it boasts. A couple of restaurants are here too and generally has a good atmosphere.

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Hastings, NZ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

If you don't take a guided tour to this spot, at least take a history buff with you as there are so many little points of reference to QC history in this one spot that you can send half an hour just here understanding what all the little secret cues are. Even the p,a cement of the cobblestones here means... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

On a sunny day, this is heaven. But even in the middle of blinding snowstorm it would be exhilarating. The ancient houses, the steep pitch roofs, the cozy cafes and the wonderful church… it's like Europe but with that wild charm that is typically North American.

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Moncton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016

The shops at Place Royale are really quite unique with some items, and offer more than just souvenirs, relax and watch the people over a cool ale at the corner cafe. Gives you the feeling of going back in time to the original settlers, and how their little town was active.

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