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Rue du Tresor

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Neighbourhood: Downtown Quebec City
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Address: Rue du Tresor | Situee entre la rue Ste-Anne et de Buade, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 4L8, Canada
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Numerous artists gather on this crowded Lower Town street to display their...

Numerous artists gather on this crowded Lower Town street to display their work.

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Artist road

Street full of artists, mainly drawing and painting. Similar to Montmartre in Paris but smaller. Nice walking.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 January 2017
InmaVazquez6
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Gijon, Spain
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Oshawa, Canada
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146 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A nice place to go if you want some local art work, a lot of the work is smaller in scale and can be easily taken back home if you are traveling, especially by train. The vendors are very friendly and will tell you about their techniques and what not. A good place for a souvenir. One artist etches pictures... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very small with not much to see. If you are looking for a "art" souvenir than I guess this could be good. Tourist trap for sure.

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Halstead, Kansas
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412 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a little avenue/alley of artists, and is such a neat place to stop. We just happened up on it, while walking, and so glad we did.

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New Castle, New Hampshire
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

... the first time we've ever seen it closed on any of our dozens of visits in every season of the year. But, it was closed on a cold winter morning during our January 2017 visit, a very quiet time in Quebec City. When open, generally seven days a week, it is an open-air art gallery featuring the works of... More 

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New York City, New York
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I bought lovely painting by a local artist. It's a short street but loaded with miles of artwork and crafts.

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1 Thank MaryZed
Gijon, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Street full of artists, mainly drawing and painting. Similar to Montmartre in Paris but smaller. Nice walking.

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Rodney, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

We visited on a cold afternoon in December and there weren't a lot of artists in attendance. Still an interesting street to visit and well worth stopping to brouse.

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Thank Glenn C
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 470 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

I fell in love as soon as I entered the Rue du Tresor. It made me think of France. Paintings were well displayed and the painters tried their best to sell them to those who showed some interest. I found out that it originated in the 60s, by fine arts students who wanted to share their chef-d'oeuvres. Now anyone with... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

I think this is definitely the sort place that you should walk at your own leisure...as long as it's not very crowded! But the fact that you can actually buy something beautiful without spending half your savings is lovely

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Quebec is not Paris, but this little artists alley reminded us of similar alleys below Sacre-Coeur in Paris. There were 15-20 (or more) artists displaying their art along both sides of a city block. The artworks varied in quality and in style, but they all had the artist's idea of Quebec, the city and the huge province. We found a... More 

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