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Lower Town (Basse-Ville)

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Neighbourhood: Downtown Quebec City
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Address: Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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The location of the city's original settlement, historic Lower Town is...

The location of the city's original settlement, historic Lower Town is situated on the banks of the St. Lawrence.

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So much to do, so much to see

The old town is full of impressive buildings that are now shops or restaurants all possessing an old world charm. A wonderful, warm place to stroll and enjoy the old world... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2016
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Reviewed 29 May 2016

The old town is full of impressive buildings that are now shops or restaurants all possessing an old world charm. A wonderful, warm place to stroll and enjoy the old world ambience. You will enjoy yourself. Stop and have a coffee at a bakery, a glass of wine and a wonderful meal at a bistro - especially if a nice... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 29 May 2016

Lower Town is historically rich, founded around 1608 along with the rest of Old Quebec. Observe the area's archeological sites, some of which date back to this founding time. Don't miss the fantastic murals, especially the one that recounts the history of Quebec. As our guide explained, after the British conquest, Lower Town was mostly occupied by French and English... More 

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Reviewed 28 May 2016

Great area to walk around. Wear your running shows and don't forget your fitbit. You'll be amazed at how many flights of stairs you'll hit after your done your day. Beautiful cobblestone streets to walk up and down it's simply breathtaking. From little shops to great restaurants you'll enjoy every minute of it. If it's not raining.

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 27 May 2016

In my opinion, the Lower Town is less touristy than the Upper Town, with lots of interesting shops and nice restaurants and bars. It's quaint and well worth visiting. On the other hand, the Lower Town is less accessible than the Upper Town. There are three main ways of getting there. One is to walk all the way round the... More 

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Lutherville, Maryland
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Reviewed 26 May 2016

History buffs will appreciate the architecture and history of this area, many places to eat, too many souvenir shops for me but that's the way it is should not be missed!!

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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Reviewed 25 May 2016

Great area to walk around in. Unfortunately not very accessible unless on foot. The farmers market was awesome with plenty of local produce and fare.

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Monroe, New York
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Reviewed 24 May 2016

The Lower Town of Old Quebec was wonderfully charming and reminded one immediately of any village or town in Europe. The quaint cobblestone streets and Old World shops, pubs and restaurants were truly enjoyable. The town was complete with a large square to sit and dine and enjoy a local brew or glass of fine wine. Go and enjoy this... More 

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Laval, Canada
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Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

Beautiful part of old Quebec City ! One feels as if you travelled back in time as you walk in the small cobblestone streets lined with souvenir shops and tiny bistros! Very nice experience! An absolute must for any visitor to Quebec City!

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Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

We liked the shops and restaurants of Lower Town better than upper town (around the Chateau Frontenac). The area is very quaint and reminds you of a small European village. Either take the stairs down or my favourite was the historical gondola/tram (Funicular)...the original funicular was built in 1879!

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Reviewed 22 May 2016

we got what got what we had came for. it lived up to our expectation, the little shops have many gems in each one, you have to check it out.

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