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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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Such a beautiful place

A must-see once in Quebec. It's worth visiting this place where there is a lot of history. Lots of restaurants and shops are around here

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A must-see once in Quebec. It's worth visiting this place where there is a lot of history. Lots of restaurants and shops are around here

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is worth the visit. Take the funicular (2$/person each way). It offers a magnificent view. The main alley has a variety of cool shops and great restaurants. We just visited during Christmas time. Imagine, all the gorgeous Christmas decorations, music in the background, snow on the ground... It really felt like we were walking in a snow globe.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This cozy little town in charming, well, more like enchanting. It seems like you traveled through time. Some wall are covered with beautiful art. Durin Christmas you can find artists in the street singing or telling stories. Christmas are well spent here.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was quite lovely. It truly was a winter wonderland. Everything was decorated very pretty and the natural Christmas trees dusted with really snow were gorgeous. Make sure to wear comfy waterproof shoes.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our walks over three days in this the lower and oldest part of the city of Quebec. Lanes and narrow streets, bars, cafes and restaurants and lots of art shops and the usual tourist stuff meld into making this very interesting indeed.

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Quebec City, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the place to be if you want to Live Like A Local. St Joseph is the best street in the city, you have eveything here you will ever need. Great bars, restuarants and cafes, a beautiful library, a theatre, gig venues and all the basic needs. Everyone should visit lower town.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first time visiting the Basse-Ville. It has some beautiful streets and edifices. Here too there are lots of flowers and trees as well. It is well taken care off. I didn’t see any garbage on the streets. There were quite a lot of pubs and restaurants. We saw a statue of a woman holding fruit. What was... More 

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Lower town (or Basse-Ville) includes such sites as the ancient Notre Dame des Victoires church, the historic Petit Champlain district, the port, & the Museum of Civilization, which offers fascinating exhibits and interactive workshops. I walked the streets admiring the festive decorations & architecture until I came to the enormous Fresque des Québécois mural. I gazed & took photos &... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quebec City is like two-in-one and both the lower and upper historic districts are charming and worth the time.

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To walk around lower town is to be transported to a different part of Canadian history It is rich with memories, dreams and European flavour that describes some of the earliest historic moments of Canadian flavour

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