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Lower Town (Basse-Ville)

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Neighbourhood: Downtown Quebec City
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Address: Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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The location of the city's original settlement, historic Lower Town is...

The location of the city's original settlement, historic Lower Town is situated on the banks of the St. Lawrence.

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Rebuilt tourist area

Although rebuilt after the lowents to enjoy.r town was largely destroyed, it is said to be a very accurate representation... Narrow streets and small shops give it a quaint appeal... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 May 2016
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Orlando
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

Although rebuilt after the lowents to enjoy.r town was largely destroyed, it is said to be a very accurate representation... Narrow streets and small shops give it a quaint appeal and there are many restaura

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Boston, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016

My husband and I held hands and strolled the streets for hours. Our photos are some of our very best.

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Harvard, ma
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

The Lower Town captures lots of tourists; not my favorite place, but still worth a visit. We like to walk down, wander around, and take the funicular back up. There are a couple impressive works of wall art that depict an earlier time and give life to what it must have been like. If you venture toward the water front,... More 

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KC, MO
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

I loved this area of Quebec City. I found myself in the lower town several times for meals or just walking. The ferry to Levis is located here as well. You can take stairs or the funicular up/down from the Chateau.

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Shelburne, Vermont
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

Walk around and feel the history. It's really nice in the off season. The height of summer brings in huge crowds. Hints for photographers. Very early morning is thirst time to photograph this area. The sun sets behind it and the Chateau Frontenac, so your exposure will be a problem at sunset time.

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Northampton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

I loved staying in a hotel in the old port area. It is quieter than the upper section and there are great museums and sites.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Quite a nice walking area with a lot of different restaurants Seemed to come alive at night Only a few shops

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Gatineau, Quebec, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Highly recommend to visit here. It speaks for itself. You will want to wander around to take in the energy and atmosphere.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

You can access the lower town via the funicular railway which gives you a great view of the town and bay. The lower town looks amazing with the cobbled streets and old style buildings. There are a few restaurants and novelty shops. Though I liked the look of the place there wasn't a huge amount to do therefore after an... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

Beautiful part of old Quebec a must for out of towers. Easy access and they have some nice places to eat.

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