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“Very agreeable”

Upper Town (Haute-Ville)
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Private Tour: Quebec City Walking Tour
Ranked #6 of 223 things to do in Quebec City
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Owner description: The hilly section of the city known as Upper Town developed later than the original settlement it overlooks.
Reviewed October 12, 2013

The Upper Town of Québec City is not very big but it is very agreable to walk on the streets, visit the shops and some museums.
The city tries to have a french smell of the XIX century and beguinning of XX century and the results are good.

Thank elica49
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Reviewed October 10, 2013

The Upper Town is dominated by the majestic Chateau Frontenace hotel but the statue of Samuel De Champlain in the main presence on the grounds overlooking the St Lawrence river! As in the Lower Town, the streets are narrow and lined with hotels and restaurants. Horse drawn buggys provide tours around these streets driven by bilingual drivers whose knowledge and sence of humour make the trip especially fun! A boardwalk overlooks the might St Lawrence and leads to the might Citadel, home of the Royal 22nd Regiment or Vingt-deuxs. A laneway of art reminds you of Paris and the lanes with drawings of the Seine and cathedrals only now they are of the St Lawrence and the Hotel Frontenac. If you see the Lower Town, you have to see the Upper Town! Just outside the gates are the Quebec Parliament buildings, The Plains of Abraham, The Grand Allee and shopping galour! Have a great time!

1  Thank Millsy2
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Reviewed October 5, 2013

They are a proud community and for good reason. I would not stay in the famous Hotel Fairmont le Chateau Frontenac. I would prefer to look at it from a small hotel in the court on the Rue de la Porte. They look charming. I don't need to sleep in the bed that Paul Carny slept in.

Thank ChrisDCarlson
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Reviewed September 27, 2013

Quebec City is often compared to Paris in North America. I don't take issue with this, but I contend it applies mainly to the Upper Town. The Lower Town has a rural feel to it that is only found in some parts of Paris.

The Upper Town is as tourist filled as the Lower Town. It is where tour buses that would have a hard time navigating the narrow cobblestone alleys of the Lower Town drop off their passengers for walking tours.

It is also the location of what is surely one of the world's best organized tourist information center's, complete with wireless access, ATM, change bureau, tour ticket sales and excellent customer service. Look for it under the big question mark sign.

There are some excellent shops and restaurants here, and an alleyway filled with artists selling their work, which reminded me a bit of the bouquinistes' stalls that line the Seine in Paris.

Although hillier than most parts of Paris, the Upper Town has a number of streets with a distinctly Parisian feel. Rue St, Jean, for example, reminded me of a narrow Boulevard St-Germaine, with its many restaurants, bookshops and other retail outlets.

The architecture of the Upper Town is a blend of English and French, which truly enhances the continental feel here.

Don't miss Terrasse Dufferin with its magnificent views of the St. Lawrence River.

And do use the funicular to move between Upper and Lower towns unless you are either very young or in very good shape.

2  Thank MimiJWisconsin
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Reviewed September 12, 2013

This is not soho, or nolita or anything even close...but if you want to get away from the hoards of tourists in old town..visit. Restaurants are more interesting and lower priced. Expect so see a wide mix of shops...downscale, very downscale, upscale. etc.

Thank JawsBoston
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