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Lower Town (Basse-Ville)

Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
+1 418-692-2613
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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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  • Average4%
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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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"shops and restaurants"
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"cobblestone streets"
in 72 reviews
"old quebec"
in 119 reviews
"museum of civilization"
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"great shopping"
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"cute shops"
in 17 reviews
"place royale"
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"old world charm"
in 32 reviews
"farmers market"
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"street musicians"
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"cruise ship"
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"beautiful architecture"
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Reviewed 5 September 2016

visit either by taking the stairs or the funicular. the shops are cute and the restaurants terrific.

1  Thank lash23_13
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Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

The lower town doesn't have as many restaurants as does the area near Chateau Frontenac but the shopping is unbeatable.

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Reviewed 2 September 2016

Our family of six took the funicular down to the lower town while we stayed in Quebec City. Having been to France, we felt this mostly pedestrian area was very historic and charming. The stores offer unique wares, especially the woolen store. The shop clerks...More

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Reviewed 2 September 2016

Thinking we were just taking the funicular for a ride, we stumbled upon the lower town. Just as charming, beautiful and adorable as the upper town, but just a little more quaint. The roads slightly more narrow and random art popped up. Just beautiful. I...More

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Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Must visit to experience the beauty and charm of this area. Truly amazing old buildings, frescos, musicians and cobblestone streets.

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Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

We had just walked up to the restaurant after exploring the area a bit. We gave our names to the hostess and sat in the adjoining park while we waited for a table. It was busy, so I would recommend a reservation. We ended up...More

Thank Worldandback
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Reviewed 31 August 2016

Most of the area was reconstructed in the 1960's--1970's so there is no true sense of history. That said, the buildings are quite quaint and there are lots of cute shops.

Thank WarlawIL
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Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Great for families, anyone! Walking around mini streets with stores and restaurants in vintage buildings. All of it on a slant / ramp... Restaurants, cafés, specialty shops with hand crafted wares, maple products, a beautiful church...all with apartments above. You can go on a tram...More

1  Thank karendawn99
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Reviewed 31 August 2016

The Lower Town is full of vibrancy...boutiques and bars/restaurants. We missed this part of town last time we visited Quebec last Winter. We walked down from the Upper Town. The streets were narrower than the Upper Town because there was traffic allowed in the Lower...More

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Reviewed 30 August 2016

Make sure you take the RIDE down in front of the Fronc Hotel.You can access the fiery and crusie lines down there plus shops,musuem,cafes.

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Archeology101
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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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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