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Lower Town (Basse-Ville)

Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
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The location of the city's original settlement, historic Lower Town is situated on the banks of the St. Lawrence.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Downtown Quebec City
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Reviewed 25 July 2016

This area gives you the feel of being in Europe - cobblestone pathways and lots of little shops and restaurants.

Thank Margaret A
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

It's magical and amazing and supprising and wonderful. .the cobblestone streets. The old structures. .the charm..the history..all worthy of a visit

Thank linda318
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Wonderful way to spend a day surrounded by history. The only downside is you can't find a cash point anywhere and all the historical signs are in french so its difficult to know what you are looking at , after all we are in Canada...More

Reviewed 22 July 2016

Started in upper town and took all alleyways and streets to get to lower town. Very enjoyable. Be sure to take the tram up the hill. Cheap and easy.

1  Thank 80kayb
Reviewed 21 July 2016

After spending several afternoons climbing to the Old Town near Chateau Frontenac and viewing the Saint Lawrence River, I didn't want to miss the Lower Town. Taking an easily accessible bus from Rue Charest, I descended at the stop right near the Musée de la...More

1  Thank Karen P
Reviewed 21 July 2016

The historical value and amazing feel of the walk is a must when in Quebec. This has to be the best place in North America to visit with this much historical significance. The little shops and local restaurants ensure that your stay will be a...More

Thank shoconne
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

No matter what season exploring Lower Town is a delightful way to spend part of the day. There are many shops and restaurants that cater to every taste in interest. Some are very touristy and full of overpriced cheap souvenirs, but most are artistic and...More

Thank Bruinjeepman
Reviewed 20 July 2016

The Lower Town is really awesome with great shopping and pubs. I remember going to Quebec City on a class trip in Grade 10 and we never went down into it. Don't make that mistake. One of the better parts of Quebec City.

Thank wtyoung16
Reviewed 20 July 2016

Great cafes, great historical sites, beautiful wall paintings, good shopping - with such variety, how can it be bettered?

Thank Tauberman
Reviewed 18 July 2016

You wont regret walking through Basse-Ville/Lower-Town. Try to go in as many shops as possible, they're great. I love the artisan shops...My favorite one is the one that has tea kettles in the back. They have all kinds of different things (One item I bought...More

Thank Tim D
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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.
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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