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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.
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  • Very good26%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Downtown Quebec City
+1 418-692-2777
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Reviewed 26 August 2016

The lower town of quebec is quaint as well as delightful. It is so colourful with masses of flowering baskets. There are small cobbled streets with numerous tiny shops. A superb area to wander and take in the atmosphere.

Thank lakelover908
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Step into Europe and France in the lower old Quebec on st Lawrence river. Cobblestone streets, Canadian artisans, cafes on the sidewalk galore, flowers abound and street performers too. Enjoyable spot and major shopping and eateries.

Thank lsihrofhhisc
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Quebec is situated on a cliff and this area lies at the base of cliff. Very popular and crowded with people looking through all the shops, great outdoor eating all over the place, several well known restaurants and the Quebec Civilization Museum which is a...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

We were charmed by the Paris-like atmosphere of Lower Town, both cafes and shops. Of special interest to us was a shop - Flamand Sculpteur - full of wood carvings, many in exquisite detail. The items were both three-dimensional and two-dimensional and the bigger ones,...More

Thank lhgarden
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Touring Basse-Ville Bases-Ville brought back many memories. There has been considerable planning and cooperation amongst the retailers to keep the old town charm with respect to historical landmarks. We noticed that tourists smiled throughout the town. We saw restored murals and saw an older harpist...More

Thank dianestyles
Reviewed 24 August 2016

We spent 2 days in Quebec City and descended into the Lower Town on the second day. We walked down the Frontenac steps to get there (very easy). The streets are stunning - so different from anything else in North America. It was exactly what...More

1  Thank William S
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Try to see all you can in the historic city you will love it. A lot of shops and little cozy restaurants. Very very French quite amazing. Never thought I would be in a place with so much French culture that you almost would believe...More

Thank Mordecai2
Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is a beautiful area. Have never been to Europe, but this must be how Europe feels. Do not just stay in the upper town area - definitey venture down here.

Thank SoFL-LovetoTravel
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We spent hours touring that part of the city. It is full of small interesting shops and restaurants and you can also spend hours here exploring. The buildings are spectacular. We would go back in a heart beat

Thank Christalas
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Much quieter than the upper part of old quebec to escape the hussle and bustle! Lots of lovely places to eat and some nice boutique shops to keep yourself amused in for a couple of hours! A must see in my opinion!

Thank Chelsea S
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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.
Madelyn P
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
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