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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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  • Even if it is a district with tourists do it! Take the ferry across to a nice picture of Quebec and the return stroll through the small downtown street!
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  • The historic centre of quebec is very beautiful and worth staying a while walking by both the basse ville and haute ville.
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  • Lower Town is a catch-all for history and souvenir shops, but it is a must-do for a visitor to Quebec. There are a lot of tourist trappings, but there is a lot of worthy sites as well. A lot of major ...  more »