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Upper Town (Haute-Ville)

Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
+1 418-657-9177
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Private Tour: Quebec City Walking Tour
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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 3 days ago

When in Quebec City, this is the area to find a hotel or fine restaurant. Browse the shops and learn the history of this beautiful city. A funicular or long stairway takes you down to the lower town. We were there during a bitterly cold...More

Thank Lynne K
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great time staying here, strolling, eating, relaxing and shopping here this winter. I would say it might be busier in the summer(?) but at least for us this was a pretty great place to spend a couple days.

Thank Suydam
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice area to walk around and shop. We spent quite a bit of time going into all of the shops and walking around this area. It is a must see!

Thank trvlbug99
Reviewed 16 December 2017

We walked and shopped and ducked into a few places to snack. We found the shops to be somewhat different and prices pretty good for American $. We only spent about 2-3 hours but enjoyed our time looking and shopping!

1  Thank AhDragonfly
Reviewed 2 December 2017

My husband and I decided to take a trip during the week of Thanksgiving. We felt it was such an enchanting trip as they were decorating for Christmas and they had their first snow fall. We stayed at the Le Chateau Frontenac and it was...More

Thank rfetty613
Reviewed 27 November 2017

It’s hard to say whether Upper Old Town or Lower Town is better—but thanks to the funicular, you can easily see them both. Upper Town has perhaps the greater variety, with somewhat fewer shops but more of other things. Terrasse Dufferin, the central square of...More

1  Thank Lisa Y
Reviewed 23 November 2017

If you stay in this section of Quebec, you will not need transportation to see Old Quebec as everything is within walking distance. You can walk to everything, the stores, restaurants, churches, plazas, even to the lower part of Old Quebec. So much to see...More

Thank parrottdize
Reviewed 10 November 2017

All of the Old part of Québec city (Le Vieux-Québec) is beautiful. The Upper town is a nice place to walk, admire the architecture and a lot of shops, good for window shopping!

Thank Lindanancyriver
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Visited Quebec in October to avoid the summer crowds and enjoy the autumn weather. My hotel was in Upper Town, so I could easily walk about throughout the day. There are plenty of restaurants, coffee cafes and pubs around all in walking distance. Head up...More

Thank CodyDC
Reviewed 2 November 2017

I really enjoyed just wandering around the upper town at all times of day. Scenic streets with lots of small shops and always people around.

Thank mojave_ben
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Ryan H
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
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.