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Upper Town (Haute-Ville)

Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
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The hilly section of the city known as Upper Town developed later than the original settlement it overlooks.
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Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Downtown Quebec City
+1 418-657-9177
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Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

1) this is the part of the town on the hill surrounded by the old walls 2) the Chateaux Frontenac resides atop this area on the edge of the cliff 3) most of the retail and larger restaurants are in the upper town, but both...More

Thank Faizal B
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Loved this part of town. Almost all the stores, shops and restaurants have plants and flowers in the flower boxes and hanging plants or potted plants. I was there at the beginning of October and the plants all looked so fresh. Some of them had...More

Thank where2nextbabe
Reviewed 17 October 2017

The views of lower Quebec and the water are quite spectacular from the Upper Town. There are statues here, restaurants, and quaint buildings. The impressive Fairmont Chateau Frontenac hotel is also here. It really resembles a European city. There are cobblestones around the city so...More

Thank bczican
Reviewed 15 October 2017

The main part of this walled city, upper-town has it all. A huge assortment of shopping and other sights are complemented by fine restaurants, cafes, bars, and some great views.

Thank Joel W
Reviewed 14 October 2017

The allure of QC is the core street life and bustle similar to many European towns we all love to visit. I don't think any visitor to QC should miss just hanging out and wandering both Upper Town and Lower Town. The art on Rue...More

Thank SkykomishBob
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Eat, drink, wander, and explore. More restaurants than in most historic neighbo4hoods. Flavor of the Paris Left Bank while still preserving the Quebec character.

Thank Cavydad
Reviewed 6 October 2017

If you have time, definitely eat at Aux Anciens Canadiens, the oldest remaining house in the city, and now a fine restaurant serving traditional Québeçois food. You will need a reservation. Walking up and down practically any street will be fascinating, but definitely try Rue...More

Thank Richard521
Reviewed 4 October 2017

The Upper Town of Old Quebec holds the most attractions, when compared with the Lower Town. We enjoyed walking on top of the fortifications and checking out its gates. We explored the Citadel, the most important British-built fortification in North America, and wandered the Plains...More

Thank Rumples
Reviewed 4 October 2017

The 'upper' part of Quebec City, but easy to walk around (just be careful crossing the roads). Plenty of good shops, all sizes (we liked Simons department store), places to eat and drink in abundance, all supported by historic buildings and architecture.

Thank blatchp
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Here is where you will find the Citadelle, the Chateau Frontenac, the Plains of Abraham and a wide variety of restaurants and bars. It doesn't have the quaint charm of the Lower Town but it has it's own charm. A special place is the park...More

Thank stems22
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Ryan H
18 February 2017|
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Response from pjfrommass | Reviewed this property |
Old Town is the entire historic district, both Haute (upper) town and lower. Lower is along the river, and is the original, older part of town nice restaurants, hotels, the Musee de la Civilisation, etc. You can walk up... More
6 September 2015|
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Response from kim n | Reviewed this property |
The hop on hop off bus tour was quite pricey. I believe it was close to 40 dollars Canadian per/person. We opted to walk and see everything on foot.