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Lower Town (Basse-Ville)

Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
+1 418-692-2613
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Quebec Lower Town Historical Bike Tour
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The location of the city's original settlement, historic Lower Town is situated on the banks of the St. Lawrence.
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  • 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"
in 77 reviews
"art galleries"
in 63 reviews
"cobblestone streets"
in 72 reviews
"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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"cute shops"
in 17 reviews
"old world charm"
in 32 reviews
"farmers market"
in 19 reviews
"street musicians"
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"cruise ship"
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"european feel"
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"beautiful architecture"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was a great break from old Town Quebec one evening. Excellent new restaurants, fun shops and nice architecture as well as terrific people watching. Don’t miss it.

Thank Mary Beth M
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lower town is truly where you get that authentic European flavor. We loved walking all around and stopping at the cute stores or getting something to eat.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of interesting shops, restaurants & street musicians make it worth visiting. Take the steps down or the Funiculaire.

Thank Gerri B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a number of happy hours in galleries and shops in this area as well as having a number of great meals. Good area for exploring and seeing the old city and architecture.

Thank Marc B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great time exploring Lower Town in early June and the weather was perfect. Many restaurant choices and a variety of shops selling standard touristy items and also specialty shops. In the end though, the architecture was the selling point for me. Enjoyed the...More

Thank TravelinTif
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The lower town is much more charming than upper town, and restaurants have better quality food , representative of the region. If you are from somewhere that thinks Maple syrup is a Canadian novelty that you must buy , go to a grocery store, to...More

1  Thank TT442
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

feel like back the 19th century. take a quick look from higher place, so much fun to walk in either at night, or morning

Thank ivycai
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

We were a little underwhelmed at first, but if you just wander around and really pay attention to the smaller details of the various buildings and the history, you’ll enjoy your time. I’d recommend making a couple different trips just to make sure you don’t...More

1  Thank Samndjsdad
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

You can enter from the riverside or stairs from the Ramparts area or the Funicular, perhaps a couple other walkways. The area is quite old and redone relatively recent. There are a variety of quality shops in addition to souvenir shops. Facing the funicular, there...More

Thank jim t
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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

There are less shops and restaurants in Lower Town but still worth a visit for the historical significance. Breakneck steps to make it down are really not that bad...I did being 7-months pregnant!...but there is a furnicular cableway that you can take ($3 per ride...More

Thank 11Aurora11
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Archeology101
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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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 CharlotteKelowna | Reviewed this property |
We stayed in Old Quebec City. If you are several miles away,talk to the hotel concierge and ask for the bus number to get to Old Quebec.Once you arrived in the vicinity, don't even think of public transportation, but walk... More
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