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Lower Town (Basse-Ville)

Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
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The location of the city's original settlement, historic Lower Town is situated on the banks of the St. Lawrence.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Downtown Quebec City
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Reviewed yesterday

Everything is good at this city, and Lower Town is a mandatory stop. Let's put is simply, you cannot be a traveler there without passing by this neighborhood. As many others said: Quaint! Take a look at the fine dining place and the art galleries....More

Thank draghignazzo
Reviewed 4 days ago

Lots of shops, restaurants, historic locations, great museum and access to the river. The historic stone buildings give the entire area a unique feel. Plus all the French being spoken makes you feel like you are,in France!

Thank Roz C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

After winding down and then walking down several flights of stairs, you'll reach Lower Town, a quaint area of boutique shops and restaurants. It's also a great area to take a picture looking up at the Chateau Frontenac. You can also get the ferry from...More

Thank pbuntarl
Reviewed 6 days ago

If you have been to France then lower town is like being in parts of Paris or Nimes or Nice...The old Notre Dame is there in the square. Had a great cup of hot chocolate sitting at a sidewalk cafe and just listening to the...More

Thank docbob0707
Reviewed 6 days ago

I consider, I'm not sure if I'm correct, Lower Town to include the touristy Quartier Petit Champlain but also more of the riverfront than just the Quartier. This area is rich with history, from the buildings, architecture, historical markers, and historical river and shipping. Along...More

Thank Luv2hikejulie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place to spend a few hours. Lots of shops and restaurants, and a farmers market with fresh produce and lots of maple products. Walk down the stairs on Place Dufferin and take the funicular back up.

Thank SuZQ234
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stroll the streets and feel like you are back in time. Such beautiful cobblestone streets all for walking. Gets very busy with tourists as we were, so many shops with local artists. Loved the feel of the whole town,

Thank Oilsandsgal
Reviewed 1 week ago

The French influence is evident in this part of Old Quebec. It is accessible from Chateau Frontenac/Terrasse Dufferin by taking the funicular down. Quaint shops and small French restaurants are the draw to this area.

Thank Serendipity8
Reviewed 1 week ago

The streets are cobbled and the stone buildings are beautifully restored. Great walking area to enjoy the many shops, restaurants, sidewalk entertainers and the river front.

Thank Dwight6790
Reviewed 1 week ago

While most people spend a lot of time in the Upper Town of Old Quebec City, many people often miss this beautiful part of the city. In addition to the many shops, galleries, restaurants, and hotels that are located in this restored area, you have...More

Thank gbruels
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What are the best things to do in four days n Quebec in the rain?
3 June 2016|
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Response from Rhawig | Reviewed this property |
It rained when we were there. We went to Notre Dame, this is great because there are several volunteers that are looking to interact with tourist, some speak English and other French. The volunteer we had, talked to us in... More
Madelyn P
Is there a ferry that goes across the river ?
19 October 2015|
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Response from David P | Reviewed this property |
Yes. The ferry leaves from lower town and crosses the river to Levis. It appears to run frequently and Is supposed to be worthwhile but we did not do it
Is it easy to use the public transportation around Quebec City, I plan to take the bus, my hotel is 4 miles away from old quebec
31 July 2015|
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Response from CharlotteKelowna | Reviewed this property |
We stayed in Old Quebec City. If you are several miles away,talk to the hotel concierge and ask for the bus number to get to Old Quebec.Once you arrived in the vicinity, don't even think of public transportation, but walk... More