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Lower Town (Basse-Ville)

Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
+1 418-692-2777
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The location of the city's original settlement, historic Lower Town is situated on the banks of the St. Lawrence.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lower town” (497 reviews)
“basse ville” (78 reviews)
“art galleries” (63 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Downtown Quebec City
+1 418-692-2777
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Located down below the main city and right on the majestic St. Lawrence River, this almost looks too good to be real. Quaint streets and old stone buildings abound. Mostly shopping and a few very good (but touristy) restaurants, plus some nice views looking back...More

Thank ParkerSturbridge
Reviewed 6 days ago

No matter where you start or where you wander, there is something to see and enjoy in the lower section of the town. Small quaint buildings, shops, restaurants, etc. We were disappointed that the church was closed in the middle of the day, but didn't...More

Thank Julie32159
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first trip to Quebec City. We were originally scheduled to go to Puerto Rico but with things as they are there now we opted to change our plans. And, thankful that we did and could. It's every bit as delightful and fun...More

Thank AhDragonfly
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lower Town was an unexpected delight, while the Upper Town is more grandiose, Lower Town has authentic quaint stone structures, cobblestone walkways, you get a glimpse of how it must have felt to walk around here over the decades and centuries from when the town...More

Thank Mary Ellen B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved visiting Old Town Quebec City, especially the Lower Town. It is a must see if you visit this city. There are shops, restaurants and several street musicians. A real treat for us.

Thank Twickes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Shops, food, views, unexpected art works! Do not miss Basse-Ville! Walk down then use the funicular to go up to Haute-Ville.

Thank 3530cp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited in October to avoid the crowds and enjoy the autumn weather. Lots of cafes and restaurants, love the cobblestone streets. Easy to wander down from the Upper Town didn't take the funicular, just follow the streets or take the stairs.

Thank CodyDC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was really looking forward to old town Quebec and it is very nice, but quite small and totally dominated by tourist shops.

Thank mojave_ben
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The whole feel of Lower Town is so different from anywhere else I have been. I am going to France in the spring and many other reviewers say Lower Town is just like being in France. Just take your time to stroll and browse. Did...More

Thank grandmakate
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was my favorite place to go during our 4 day trip to Old Quebec.I loved that there were so many quality hand made items, some made during our visit. I will cherish my artwork and clothing I purchased there. Plan to stay there next.

Thank Dolores G
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3 June 2016|
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Response from David B | Reviewed this property |
Don't let the rain (or snow) deter you. The city, with its narrow streets and cobblestones, and hilliness becomes a reflective canvas, with sparkles of light from many sources. It can be quite magical to be out and about.
Madelyn P
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
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