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Upper Town (Haute-Ville)

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Neighbourhood: Downtown Quebec City
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Address: Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
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The hilly section of the city known as Upper Town developed later than the...

The hilly section of the city known as Upper Town developed later than the original settlement it overlooks.

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A Taste of French Canadian History

Just walking around the Upper Town makes you feel like you've stepped back in time. The Chateau Frontenac dominates it all, with loads of churches, squares, restaurants, shops... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 December 2016
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Weston, Massachusetts
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Weston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Just walking around the Upper Town makes you feel like you've stepped back in time. The Chateau Frontenac dominates it all, with loads of churches, squares, restaurants, shops, and charming old (authentic) buildings all around. Feels like visiting France without the jet lag!

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Fun to walk along St. Jean Street, eat at the Erico chocolate shop (try the amazingly rich and thick Decadent hot chocolate), eat at the Hobbit, and shop at the J.A.Moisan grocery store.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Just walking around is great fun on a snowy day, watchin the calèche strolling by and people struggling with the snow and ice to get up the hill.

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Rockford, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

You will never run out of good places to eat and shop. Also it is close to churches. No need to have a car. It is extremely walkable.

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Newagen, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Chateau Frontenac is in Upper Town, along with many other hotels and restaurants. The Terrace along the front of the Frontenac is an ideal place to walk in the evening, or any time of day. Beautiful views over the river. Elevator right outside the big hotel takes you down to the Lower Town with more shops and art galleries.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

This part of Quebec City, busier than Lower Town, is just lovely and walkable (with hills). So many things to do, from historical sites to lots of shopping and many quite good restaurants. The locals are friendly, even with traditional French, and there are many local artisans who put out beautiful quality goods. I even ended up having some things... More 

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Burlington, VT
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

This old world city is a charming and lively place as well as a World Heritage site. Much history of Canada here as the site of de Champlain's home base, the battle of the Plains of Abraham for rule in Quebec, and the culture of the Quebecois. We loved the restaurants, the boardwalk overlooking the river and Lower Village, the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

This is the newer section so you don’t get the same feel as the lower town. It was fun to spend the day just wandering around and checking out all the shops and sites.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Having been to Europe 40 times (exactly) this felt like my 41st trip. It has the old world charm that draws me back to europe so many times. The townwall with it's old town gates adds to that feel. Exploring the old town is relaxing and exciting for the hidden treasure waiting to be discovered.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

We stayed in the Rue Saint-Jean area so parking was not a problem. We could walk everywhere, including the Lower Town. Great shops and restaurants/cafes. We stayed almost a week and found plenty to do. Museums are very interesting and cultural events are pretty much always available. Check for festivals and special events before traveling. Sometimes convenient accommodations can be... More 

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