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Lower Town (Basse-Ville), Quebec City

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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. Plan your visit to Lower Town (Basse-Ville) and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Quebec City vacation builder.
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  • Access Lower town via road or if on foot by Breakneck stairs or the Funicular. This is where you'll find a lot of traditional Quebec stores, cafés and cobblestoned paths. A lovely part of old Quebec t...  more »
  • Nice strolling area- cobblestone streets with lots of tourist shopping spots. There are some cheap eats as well as nice sit down restaurants around. There were several street performers and public ben...  more »
  • The cobbled and narrow streets, the architecture and the food are amazing. There are many restaurants that have outdoor seating. It's difficult to choose! But most have their menu on display. We found...  more »