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“Unique experience”
Review of Old Quebec

Old Quebec
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Small-Group Quebec City Food Tour
Ranked #1 of 214 things to do in Quebec City
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Waunakee, Wisconsin
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“Unique experience”
Reviewed November 16, 2012

Old Quebec is beautiful, historical, and fun. People were friendly and helpful. Follow the signs to Information (they have the ? on them) to get information about free shows and their locations and plan your day. It rained the whole time we were there and with the narrow cobblestone streets we got splashed by the cars going over the puddles. We thought it was hilarious but we came prepared and do not mind getting wet (it was summer so it wasn't too cold). You would think with the crumby weather and the large hills to climb that our kids would have complained, but they didn't. It really was one of their favorite experiences. We do not speak French and the majority of the places had very proficient English speakers. Our youngest is 4 and can walk for hours without complaining. If you have small children who typically are in a stroller, this would not be fun. But, we would definately visit again - but hopfully it would be nice and sunny instead. In terms of We parking, we parked in a lot just outside Old Quebec (close to the ferry) and it was reasonablely priced.

Visited June 2012
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Key West, Florida
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“Like walking in a small town in Europe”
Reviewed November 15, 2012

Luckily we were in Quebec for 3 beautiful Fall days so were able to walk around the city. The old part of the city is beautiful, like walking around in a small French city with small intimate restaurants, outdoor cafes and wonderful little specialty shops.

Visited October 2012
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Toronto, Canada
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“Canada's bit of Europe”
Reviewed November 13, 2012

This is one of my favourite destinations as Old Quebec is utterly unique to Canada. Winding cobblestone streets ascend up a steep hill from the St. Lawrence to be crowned by the magnificent Chateau. A Funicular helps get you up and down the hill to enjoy many unique shops, restaurants, hotels and bars. It's a delight of discovery around every corner that includes art works and parkettes. Clean and pretty, it's a delight to visit in any season.

Visited November 2012
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Corona, California
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“A quaint place to explore”
Reviewed November 12, 2012

We followed the walking tour guide of Quebec City which takes you through Old Quebec. It's the only walled-city remaining in North America and is a fun place to visit. It's hilly but well worth it. We went the second week in November which is off season so there were few people and it was a bit chilly but great time to visit. A highlight was Erico Chocolatier where we had decadent chocolate. We parked in a secure parking lot near the battlefield of the old city for $7 (CA) and it was very convenient.

Visited November 2012
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“Walking in Old Quebec is fun but requires good stamina”
Reviewed November 11, 2012

The hilly terrain requires good stamina and good walking shoes to negotiate the cobbled streets. There is a van transport but we did not use it. We did use the funicular to access the Lower Town, which was very efficient and scenic.

Visited August 2012
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