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“Unbelieveably fun and historic”

Lower Town (Basse-Ville)
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Quebec Lower Town Historical Bike Tour
Ranked #4 of 225 things to do in Quebec City
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The location of the city's original settlement, historic Lower Town is situated on the banks of the St. Lawrence.
Reviewed July 13, 2013

Absolutely loved this surprise. While staying at the Chateau Frontenac I had to visit and visit again. Just so much fun. The area is divided somewhat into two distinct areas - one historic with quaint shops and galleries. This historic area wasn't crowded. While here, the little chuch reminded my husband of a scene in a movie. Yes, it's true, but I don't want to spoil the ending. In the area directly below the hotel, there are a lot of people. Still, in this area it was delightful to watch the musicians in the park, even in this crowded area full of shops, cafes, restaurants. Definitely see Lower Town.

2  Thank RikiUSA
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

...historic buildings and roads give you the impression that you are in the 1600s, but the shops and restaurants are decidedly modern. Bring your camera and appetite - I spent an entire day taking pictures and enjoying the great atmosphere.

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Reviewed July 9, 2013

This area of Old Québec is indeed touristy but really charming and they propose artisan-type souvenirs, very unique so it has real quality to it.
You can find bathroom at the Theater.

2  Thank TravelingCat22
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

This area is a definite must-see. Very crowed with tourists and trinket shops selling tee-shirts and key chains, but also quaint shops offering hand-painted silk scarves and French table linens. Cafés abound with everything from a spot to rest for a beer or sip of wine to a full meal. Although it was packed with tourists, there were plenty of tables available inside and on the terraces without waiting. The Place Royale church and museum are worth the visit.

2  Thank PatriceJ
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Reviewed June 27, 2013

Full of rich history, lower town is great place to walk. Take the steep stairs from upper town or the funicular if you can't do a lot of steep stairs. Experience the waterfront with whale watching tours, or the impressive view of the Fairmont Chateau Frontenac, or the Quartier Petit Champlain - a narrow pedestrian street with bistros, cafes and interesting shops. The amazing tromp l-'oeil on the side of an old building depicts 400 years of history and is quite a sight to see. The Notre Dame church is a must see. The coffee shop/bakery by the church has a few outdoor tables to allow you to take a break, enjoy a coffee and take in the immense historic surroundings.
You can spend all day in lower town.

5  Thank jetlagclubmember
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