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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
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 3 January 2016

Quebec City: Walking around Old Quebec City is the closest you’ll find in Canada to walking around an old European City. It’s beautiful and there’s lot’s of information available on Trip Advisor and the internet to help with your planning. TIPS - Here’s a quick...More

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Reviewed 13 September 2013

This is not soho, or nolita or anything even close...but if you want to get away from the hoards of tourists in old town..visit. Restaurants are more interesting and lower priced. Expect so see a wide mix of shops...downscale, very downscale, upscale. etc.

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All reviews chateau frontenac old quebec shops and restaurants rue saint jean street performers cobblestone streets we enjoyed walking great shopping historical sites city hall great place to walk interesting shops upper part beautiful architecture european feel european city old world
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Reviewed 5 days 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

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Reviewed 5 days 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.

Thank ComingFromCanada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

Thank 43ericb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank MommaT361
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank ELLlady
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My hubby & I roamed the area at the end of October. If you hope to see fall leaves, you might want to plan a trip early in the month. We wanted to combine Halloween fun with colorful foliage but instead got the season’s 1st...More

Thank vegetarian-girl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The “upper” portion of Old Quebec, on top of Cape Diamond and surrounded by the city walls, is the place where much of the historic district’s heritage buildings are located. In the early days of Québec’s history, this part of the city was the center...More

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19 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
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6 September 2015|
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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.