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The location of the city's original settlement, historic Lower Town is situated on the banks of the St. Lawrence.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Downtown Quebec City
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Cold but worth it. Lots of great old buildings, walls, churches. The whole area was lit up like a christmas tree. Great boutiques.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Michael H
Reviewed 5 days ago

Lower town really has that old world charm. Little laneway, boutique shops and great family run restaurants. Just be careful you are not there when the tourists buses arrive.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Jessypollard
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had been to this area before, but decided to get to Lower town, differently. We walked down via a side street, Rue Sainte-Famille, then Cote de la Canoterie, then down the winding cobblestones of Cote du Colonel Dambourges, and ended up at Rue St....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Rose R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved walking around Old Town and exploring the little streets and alleys. We found Christmas trees and little cafes overlooking squares in which to enjoy a coffee. Loved the old buildings!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank soccerrin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great shopping and stone architecture. Cobblestone streets line up some streets to enjoy walks. The Sculpteur Flamand is a must see. It is a very impressive sculpture shop.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 2016marcel2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautifully decorated area with shops before Xmas. Neat shops. Can walk down or walk up! Taking the funiculaire is another option.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank spud0018
Reviewed 10 December 2018

Me and my dad were part of a tour group. We had to follow our tour guide as he show us around and it was very interesting seeing all the old building. I would go again.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank kelly11584
Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

We visited in early December and it was decorated beautifully for Christmas. The snow and lights were magical. Lots of cute shops and just a beautiful place to walk around and explore. Fun to ride the funiculaire to the bottom and take pictures.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Worktotravel52
Reviewed 30 November 2018

Very picturesque area day or night. Plenty of shops with a sprinkling of eateries. Located right at the bottom of the steps. Nice murals on the side of a couple buildings were there in 2009 and during this visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank William W
Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

When you go to the top of the castle you can see all this lower city. I saw this with snow in November . A little bit cold but a amazing view

Date of experience: November 2018
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2sunny2015
19 September 2018|
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Response from BlanquitaMaria | Reviewed this property |
We rented a car at the airport and drove to our hotel. You may want to have a car for some day trips, unless you are planning on just staying downtown the whole time.
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2sunny2015
19 September 2018|
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Response from hayesone | Reviewed this property |
A cab is easiest but there is fast link train as well but we used taxi it is a fixed fare
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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.
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