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Lower Town (Basse-Ville)

Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
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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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“basse ville” (79 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Downtown Quebec City
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
+1 418-692-2777
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Charming!! Even cold you should visit walk and behold this amazing place. There you’ll feel in a fairytale movie.

Thank Saulo A
Reviewed 5 days ago

Walking these streets while covered in snow makes the trip very cute. Take a quick tour and it will make the whole town even more enjoyable.

Thank FFXTravelers
Reviewed 6 days ago

Old Quebec City is divided in the upper and lower cities. Both are amazing, but the Basse-ville has so many shops, restaurants, churches and art galleris

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were down here during Christmas and really enjoyed it. It's near Petite-Champlain but also easy to miss (so don't!). Very worth a stroll during the day or a dinner at night.

Thank Suydam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the nicest areas I have ever been at Xmas. Crowded because of holidays but so worth a visit any time of year. Very small area easy to see in a afternoon.

Thank plaidshirts
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was very nice here during the winter holidays. There are lights and garland set up everywhere. They also had a warming station set up and palaces to take holiday pictures. A must see during the winter holidays!

Thank trvlbug99
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lower town has a much more european feel and is older. Also there are no cars on most of the streets making walking around more enjoyable. Lots of great places to eat drink and shop.

2  Thank Shan C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is amazing at Christmas to tour Basse-Ville! The Christmas decorations, beautiful architecture, fun shops as well as restaurants combine for a festive and historic atmosphere. Do not miss 'Basse-Ville" while visiting Old Quebec!

Thank MontrealMan49
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited during Christmas Markets and it was like stepping back in time..quaint shops, loads of lights, beautiful decorations.

Thank mlisciandrello
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

This was my favorite area of the old town. It’s very festive in December with holiday lights, visits from Santa Claus, and Christmas carolers. It’s fun to explore the many side streets, shop, and stop in for a bite to eat. We spent most of...More

Thank roxieC411
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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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19 October 2015|
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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
31 July 2015|
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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