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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%
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“basse ville” (79 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 3 October 2016

We had a ball walking around and looking at everything! We love to explore. Beautiful colors, so appealing to the eyes! There were antique shops and many cute places to look into. We walked all the way to the water and even went into a...More

Thank Madge464
Reviewed 3 October 2016

The Lower town was beautiful to walk and browse. The restaurants are plentiful and diverse. It's hard to go wrong. The wines are not inexpensive but good selections in most venues.

Thank dber2890
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Streets with restuarants, art, ice cream. Food ranges from snacks to fine meals. The ferry temrinal is nearby for a scenic veiw of Old Quebec.

1  Thank Lindajpaul
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

A fantastic place with loads of atmosphere. Great restaurants gift shops. Use steps if you're fit. If not funicular runs till late at night. Cheap too

1  Thank Tracey G
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Much quieter than the Quartier Petit-Champlain, this area has numerous galleries and small restaurants. It's an easy walk down from the Upper Town; but its easier to take the funicular back up

1  Thank David L
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Our hotel was in the lower city and it was fun to explore and walk around at night and during the day. Clean, safe, great food, friendly people great shops.

1  Thank Randy M
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Walk thru streets which are hundreds of years old and fine tons of shops, boutiques and restaurants. It's not as exciting as say walking along the Las Vegas strip but interesting and worth a visit.

1  Thank AdvTravelR
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Lower Town is where Quebec and Canada started. It's less touristy than the heights above and you'll find out more about how the French explorers started their settlement and developed their trading activities. At the very western end is the Old Market, full of local...More

1  Thank tomwO6177GV
Reviewed 29 September 2016

We had a full tour of Lower Town and just loved it. In fact it was one of the best parts of our tour of the East of Canada.

1  Thank SandyFord16
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

We're 28 & 32 traveling from Vermont We too the Funicular down to Lower town ($2.50 each way) and it was a great way to spend a sunny afternoon. We walked around and looked in the different art galleries and shops. Stopped to have a...More

1  Thank Lindsey C
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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 FloridaTourist_12 | Reviewed this property |
Yes and u can take your car on it. Also there is an awesome French market for lunch several good restaurants and an amazing ice cream place. The town is call Levi. But less well spoken English on that side. No... More
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