Lower Town (Basse-Ville), Quebec City

Consider riding the funicular down from the boardwalk to explore the cobbled lanes of Lower Town (Basse-Ville), a World Heritage Site since 1985. Today the town represents a popular tourist destination brimming with European atmosphere that features some of the colony's first houses with architecture from the 17th and 18th centuries. Small streetside shops offer artisan products and souvenirs, and museums and art galleries will familiarize you with the area's culture. Work out when and for how long to visit Lower Town (Basse-Ville) and other Quebec City attractions using our handy Quebec City driving holiday planner.
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  • I would say that I preferred upper town to lower, but there is still a lot to see in the lower town. Find a walking tour online or in a book so you can see everything, if you enjoy knowing the history...  more »
  • Lots on shopping at the bottom of the wall. Plenty of old buildings to see and shops and restaurants.  more »
  • Loved the lower town of Quebec. There were many trendy restaurants, cafes and charming shops,featuring clothing, jewelry, and gift items. I especially loved the artisan shops and art galleries. The fu...  more »
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