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“A lovely city.”
Review of Old Quebec

Old Quebec
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Walking Tour through Quebec City's History
Ranked #1 of 215 things to do in Quebec City
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Ipswich, Suffolk
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“A lovely city.”
Reviewed 23 June 2014

Loved wandering around Old Quebec. There were loads of little streets with all kinds of shops, restaurants and cafes.
Our guide told us a lot of the history of Quebec which really made a difference. There are a lot of very interesting buildings and statues all around the city.
The views from above the harbour are lovely and you can't miss the rather grand Chateau Frontenac which towers over the city. This hotel looks more like a castle from a fairy tale.
We only had two nights in Quebec and it wasn't enough to get the most from the city. Would love to go back and take more time to enjoy this beautiful place.

Visited May 2014
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“Little france right in Canada”
Reviewed 23 June 2014

Loved the atmosphere of summer in Quebec. Feels like little france surrounded by great food, music and artists.

Visited June 2014
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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“the best tourist city in Canada”
Reviewed 23 June 2014

different city than all Canadian cities ,, the best one for the tourist
very very very special
i highly recommend it for all Canada tourist
history , nature , new and old city, parks ..... very special
go with the double deck Bus and see the old city you can spend the whole day with it from 10am to 5 pm.

Visited June 2014
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Richmond, Virginia
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“Great town for walking”
Reviewed 21 June 2014

Easy to get around. Since we had limited time we took the double decker bus tour then went back to the places we really wanted to see.

Visited June 2014
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“Great Blend of Historical Sights, Shopping and Food”
Reviewed 21 June 2014

If you want to save the airfare to Europe, Old Quebec may be the next best thing. Lots of interesting shops, eateries, historical buildings and sights. The area is fairly compact and easy to navigate on foot but a map will help prevent backtracking. You can get one at the Centre Infotouriste de Quebec in Upper Town, across from the Château Frontenac and right on Place d'Armes. Yes, French is the predominant language but we were always able to complete our transactions since almost everyone there also speaks English. We found the shop keepers and waitstaff at the restaurants very friendly and helpful.The shop prices are typically tourist-driven so snoop around to find the best price for a specific souvenir or shirt.

Driving in Old Quebec is not recommended but you can park your car at several parking lots next to the river by the cruise ship docks - they are just two blocks away from the old town area. Prices were reasonable. If you rent a car, be sure to ask for a map showing Quebec City's public parking lots.

ATM machines there will gladly accept your debit card and allow you to switch to English text. Just remember that you will be getting Canadian dollars but that's okay. The exchange rate is in our favor, for a change. And when you return, almost all US banks will exchange your leftover Canadian dollars back to American dollars.

This Old Quebec area is hilly so expect to walk uphill and downhill quite a bit.

Visited May 2014
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