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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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Back in time

History buffs will appreciate the architecture and history of this area, many places to eat, too many souvenir shops for me but that's the way it is should not be missed!!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 May 2016
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Lutherville, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

History buffs will appreciate the architecture and history of this area, many places to eat, too many souvenir shops for me but that's the way it is should not be missed!!

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

Great area to walk around in. Unfortunately not very accessible unless on foot. The farmers market was awesome with plenty of local produce and fare.

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Monroe, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

The Lower Town of Old Quebec was wonderfully charming and reminded one immediately of any village or town in Europe. The quaint cobblestone streets and Old World shops, pubs and restaurants were truly enjoyable. The town was complete with a large square to sit and dine and enjoy a local brew or glass of fine wine. Go and enjoy this... More 

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Laval, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

Beautiful part of old Quebec City ! One feels as if you travelled back in time as you walk in the small cobblestone streets lined with souvenir shops and tiny bistros! Very nice experience! An absolute must for any visitor to Quebec City!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

We liked the shops and restaurants of Lower Town better than upper town (around the Chateau Frontenac). The area is very quaint and reminds you of a small European village. Either take the stairs down or my favourite was the historical gondola/tram (Funicular)...the original funicular was built in 1879!

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Tofield, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

we got what got what we had came for. it lived up to our expectation, the little shops have many gems in each one, you have to check it out.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

Lots to look at and take in. Plenty of shops, restaurants, cobble stone streets. Do yourself a favour and west flat shoes. Between the streets and stairs everywhere you'll be glad you did. Save yourself from having to walk back up the hill and rake the funiculaire back up to the upper area of town. $2.25 well spent!

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Saskatoon, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

We booked this tour based on the great reviews, and were still pleasantly surprised. The tour was nice and flat, along shore and Bay in old lower Quebec city. The guide, Guy, actually went over time even though there was only the two of us. He was very kind and genuine. The shop then allowed us to rent the bikes... More 

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Dayton, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

This area has some great shopping! If you want unique souvenirs, go here. Many local artists and vendors in the cute shops.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

Great walking trip. We walked 7.5 miles our first day there. All in and around lower town. Quaint charming architecture and history. Would do it again.

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