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Lower Town (Basse-Ville)

Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
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Quebec Lower Town Historical Bike Tour
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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 28 June 2016

We were just enchanted by the old character of this place. The buildings are so old, but well maintained. The roads are very narrow and it can get very crowded...but everyone seems happy to be there. The funicular was a nice way to get back...More

Thank FignDate
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

But mostly shopping and crowded...definitely touristy...there are a few artisan shops with unique things but the Ile d'Orleans is much better for gifts to take home

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Reviewed 27 June 2016

If you like old European architecture, you are certain to enjoy this area of Quebec City. Looks like a movie set, only it's real. Lots of trinkets, and many food options. The reasonably priced funicular can get you up and down the steep cliff.There was...More

Thank Chris D
Reviewed 26 June 2016

We were fortunate to be in Quebec just before the onslaught of tourists so strolling through the Lower Town was a relaxing and very enjoyable experience. Lots of little shops and sidewalk cafes really do give it a quaint european flavor. Also, it's a very...More

Thank gdl8347
Reviewed 24 June 2016

I loved Basse-Ville and would have liked to spend more time there. My favorite place was Place Royale.

Thank pastelle2016
Reviewed 24 June 2016

There is a lot to see in this area along with plenty of food options. they have generally resisted the trashy tourist trap appearance and its fun to visit and walk around in. Looks just like Europe. Short ferry ride to Levis provides great view...More

Reviewed 24 June 2016

Great place to spend lots of time walking and seeing the sights. Many restaurants and gift shops to browse.

Thank 111JCB
Reviewed 23 June 2016

We went to the shops and we bought some wonderful unique souvenirs. We went and we saw the glass blowing --awesome! Everyone was friendly.

Thank Kathleen B
Reviewed 23 June 2016

There are several names for these neighborhoods. Our visit was in June and corresponded with the visit of the transatlantic Viking Longship so we probably avoided much of the tourist crowds as we strolled the street in the afternoon and evening. We enjoyed the atmosphere,...More

Thank jordanvt
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Great area to just walk around and check out the old buildings, the sidewalk cafes, the art galleries and little shops.

Thank Devon2014
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What are the best things to do in four days n Quebec in the rain?
3 June 2016|
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Response from Rhawig | Reviewed this property |
It rained when we were there. We went to Notre Dame, this is great because there are several volunteers that are looking to interact with tourist, some speak English and other French. The volunteer we had, talked to us in... More
Madelyn P
Is there a ferry that goes across the river ?
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
Is it easy to use the public transportation around Quebec City, I plan to take the bus, my hotel is 4 miles away from old quebec
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