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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
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Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Downtown Quebec City
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"lower town"
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"basse ville"
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"art galleries"
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"old quebec"
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Reviewed 10 September 2016

There's lots to see all through the lower town, including several delightful art installations. The west side, beneath the Chateau Frontenac is somewhat over-run with tourists and overpriced souvenir stores, but the east side is less travelled and well worth a look, with its newly...More

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Reviewed 9 September 2016

What an awesome place to visit. One of my fav places in Quebec. This place has a very serene and calming effect on people, well at least on me :). Love the shops, variety of restaurants, artists etc. Visit it once and you will be...More

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Reviewed 9 September 2016

Although much smaller than the upper town, this area of Old Quebec should not be missed. We walked down the street to it, but you can take the funicular if you think the stairs or street is too much work. The stores are a little...More

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Reviewed 9 September 2016

It is a lovely area with some delightful shops. It can get rather crowded with tourists during the day but there are some nooks with galleries off the beaten path the we migrate to. We like to go back in the evening when things thin...More

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Reviewed 8 September 2016

Very picturesque, a little touristy, but very beautiful. Some hidden jems can be found in this area for certain. The ghost tour was the highlight.

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Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Don't just do the old city and think that's it. Wait.....theres more!!! Definetley make the effort and walk these streets as well. Its where all the artists shops and galleries are. Some are at work, in the shop. Great variety of art, antiques, knic knacks...More

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Reviewed 7 September 2016

Lots of history, shops and restaurants. This is at the bottom of the funicular (which stopped running several days ago). Good historical sites and a magnificent fresco are highlights.

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Reviewed 7 September 2016

Walk down the staircase casse cou and take the fernicular back up the hill. In basse ville you will find lots of little bistros as well as shops.

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Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

no visit to QC is complete without visiting the lower town. Great shopping, restaurants and sights make this a great plave to visit.

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Reviewed 6 September 2016

The dichotomy between Upper and Lower is amazing, with the Lower offering spectacular murals, small alleys stuffed with modest little shops sporting wonderful displays and the feel of middle class a hundred years ago. The muted ball lights dance overhead and it's an wonderland of...More

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Archeology101
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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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Madelyn P
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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
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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
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