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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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We have always stayed in the upper town -- maybe six visits over the years. Many years ago it seemed that the lower town was less sophisticated. Not so now. We are staying at a... read more

Reviewed 11 January 2016
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Ithaca, New York
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Reviewed 11 January 2016

We have always stayed in the upper town -- maybe six visits over the years. Many years ago it seemed that the lower town was less sophisticated. Not so now. We are staying at a fabulous small hotel that looks out to the river. The funicular is minutes away. Sweet little streets and old buildings. Can't get any closer to... More 

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Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

This small area tucked between the cliff and the port has been rejuvenated by a group of locals who have turned it into a few short streets of local boutiques that are lavishly decorated for Christmas perfect for shopping and beautiful photographs. We visited chocolateries, clothing, bistros, sports, souvenir shops and witnessed Christmas Carolers, a beautifully costumed "French Canadien Fur... More 

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Bardstown, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2016

Close your eyes and you would swear it was Europe. Beautiful with Chateau Frontenac in the background. Cool way to spend a leisurely day walking and gazing.

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Oshawa, Canada
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Reviewed 31 December 2015

We enjoyed our walk through this area enjoying the art shops quaint historial buildings and browsed many menus. We started in this arwa and eventually made it all the way to another district for shopping,... a big walk. A great place to buy some art for sure. Very cold on this day, you will need some non slips boots to... More 

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New York
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Reviewed 27 December 2015 via mobile

Descending from Fairmont, you will see this cute areas lit with christmas lights, trees, carols and shops. This is the number 1 crowded place on Christmas day, lots of tourists snapping pictures and kids bouncing around. There is a fire place right by the funicular if you want to take a break. You can take a birds eye photo at... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2015 via mobile

I have visited in summer before but with snow and all Christmas decorations it was so beautiful. Nice little shops, carolers in front of church

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 21 December 2015

We love just walking around the Lower Town of Old Quebec City! Great little shops and restaurants are around every corner!

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West Orange, New Jersey
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Reviewed 20 December 2015

wonderful to walk - especially at night. Lots of small bistros. Loaded with many upscale art galleries.

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 20 December 2015

This is must-see spot in quebec city. Walk around the old streets, stop for coffee, shop a little. TIPS * Have water-proof gloves if your going to use the handrails in the winter when walking down steps to the lower town * Take the ferry to Levis and back for a good view of Quebec City from the water *... More 

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Reviewed 20 December 2015

Historical, old world charm. Plenty of eateries and souvenir shops. We walked this part of town on a rainy day which seemed to enhance its charm. A good couple of hours can be spent just walking and looking.

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