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Lower Town (Basse-Ville)

Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
+1 418-692-2613
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The location of the city's original settlement, historic Lower Town is situated on the banks of the St. Lawrence.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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“basse ville” (81 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Downtown Quebec City
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+1 418-692-2613
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"lower town"
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"basse ville"
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"shops and restaurants"
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"art galleries"
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"cobblestone streets"
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"old quebec"
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"museum of civilization"
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"great shopping"
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"place royale"
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"old world charm"
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"farmers market"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

What a great place to wander around - and easy enough to pick days (time of day) and or routes to avoid the tourist hordes <smile> ... Just head AWAY from any crowds and discover the neighborhood people and places - sheer magic ... and...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

A delightful area with many interesting shops and eateries. We ate at Mademoiselle GIGI. They had maple soft serve ice cream which was wonderful and in my opinion better than the hand dipped. There is a nice souvenier shop on the corner facing the funicular....More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our experience walking through this charming section while we waited for the next ferry to depart for Lévis. It has very cool little shops of all kinds — great, helpful people and a few nice spots to eat. We ended up coming...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotels and restaurants in this area are a good value for the money but be aware that there is quite a climb to the Quartier Petit Champlain and Haute Ville. There is an elevator and several staircases one can take instead of climbing the hilly...More

Thank Anna P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very romantic village setting. As close as you can get to France without traversing the Atlantic Ocean.

Thank Mark Y
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Reviewed 1 week ago

WOW what an awesome place to visit. We were just there three days ago. So much to see and things to do~I loved the huge mural of all four seasons painted on the side of a building the most out of everything I saw. Not...More

Thank Glenna N
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The weather was perfect in Quebec compared to what we’ve had in Virginia lately. I highly recommend sightseeing and waking to the local markets. Kids loved it too... especially the ice cream at the market!!

Thank Harold C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Here is where the majority of shops are located. From the Upper town you can take the funicular or walk. The funicular costs $3 Canadian. Stop by the Sausage of fudge shop!

Thank lmgfitness
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like to find interesting shops and look at art from multiple local artists this is a one day visit. We were only here for one day and it was not enough for both the Lower and Upper town.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Ok thought I loved Upper Town and then I went to Lower Town. Loved even more. Just the whole of Quebec City is amazing !!

Thank k0sm056
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Archeology101
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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 Abuo6789 | Reviewed this property |
Transportatiob by public bus in Quebec City is very easy to use. I suggest you buy one of the daily or multi-day card passes so you have the freedom of taking any bus without worrying about using coins to pay for the bus... More
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