We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book In Advance
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information
All photos (588)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good27%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
The hilly section of the city known as Upper Town developed later than the original settlement it overlooks.
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Downtown Quebec City
+1 418-657-9177
Improve This Listing
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Quebec City
from USD 15.83
More Info
from USD 44.00
More Info
Reviews (909)
Filter reviews
665 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews chateau frontenac old quebec shops and restaurants rue saint jean cobblestone streets street performers we enjoyed walking great shopping city hall historical sites great place to walk beautiful architecture interesting shops upper part european feel old world european city
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 665 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Even though it is not as old as the Old Town area it still has plenty of charm with all the shops and restaurants it has to offer. Plenty to see and explore.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank char5656
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

many choices of places to eat. They are prepared for the tourist and have Menu's at the front outside of all the entry doors. It was appreciated because it helped you decide if this restaurant was for you or not. Stores were all interesting.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Hialeah73
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots of shopping and eating here. The restaurants seem to be lots of variations of the same in a variety of prices. You can get exactly the same meal at several restaurants for reasonable to over prices, so beware! Lots of tourist trinket shops too....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank buckeyegirl2005
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we spent most of our time in Quebec walking up and down the streets in Haute-Ville. There are some larger commercial stores (Simons) and lots of more independent stores. Tons of souvenir shops. Loads of restaurants. No shortage of sweets.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ComingFromCanada
Reviewed 7 November 2018

What a wonderful area to shop. Lots of independently owned shops. Very artsy. Fun place to find local items and excellent artwork.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank KK428
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Quebec Cities upper town, is contrast of modern and beautiful period buildings, there is much to see and do up there, plenty of retail therapy, hotels, and many many food/drink establishments.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 43ericb
Reviewed 5 November 2018

We stayed at great B&B about 20 minute walk. Lots to explore, beautiful view looking out over the harbour, lots of shops, restaurants etc. The streets can get quite congested if there are cruise ships visiting.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MommaT361
Reviewed 4 November 2018

I did like the various neighborhoods within the city, inside and outside the wall. I tried to spend time in each area. It was cool but not too cool.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ELLlady
Reviewed 1 November 2018

Our hotel was in Upper Town very close to the Provencial Parliament and the Citadel. Upper town has great variety: shops, museums, government offices, churches, parks, hotels and hundreds of restaurants. Unlike Lower Town it is much more diverse but it is a very hilly...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sentellr
Reviewed 1 November 2018

Walk up here from the Old Town below and find more interesting shops and pubs to enjoy. Not the mention the great view of the river and city below.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank TallTraveler2013
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 100 nearby hotels
Hotel Jardin du Gouverneur
104 reviews
.10 km away
Hotel Manoir de la Terrasse
119 reviews
.12 km away
Hotel Chateau Bellevue
1,135 reviews
.13 km away
Maison du Fort
866 reviews
.15 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 1,647 nearby restaurants
Le Continental
1,406 reviews
.05 km away
Chez Jules
722 reviews
.18 km away
Polina Pizzeria
170 reviews
.03 km away
Bello Ristorante
1,243 reviews
.17 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 466 nearby attractions
Terrasse Dufferin Slides
190 reviews
.23 km away
Musee des Ursulines de Quebec
239 reviews
.09 km away
Cathedral of the Holy Trinity
233 reviews
.15 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
19 February 2017|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
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|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
Response from PerthElvis | Reviewed this property |
We walked around the upper and lower town but took a city tour with a tour company to see where we wanted to spend more time. You can call in the visitor centre and get plenty of information that will help you.