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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. 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 love old Quebec. The lower town is as spectacular s the upper. Old, grand, but unpretentious bldgs line every street, many conversions to apartments of warehouses and commercial bldgs give the old.....  more
    I love old Quebec. The lower town is as spectacular s the upper. Old, grand, but unpretentious bldgs line every street, many conversions to apartments of warehouses and commercial bldgs give the old.....  more »
  • It's a must-see if you come here. This part of the city was run down until just 40 years ago when the re-birth started, beautiful old buildings transformed into upscale hotels and art galleries... 
    It's a must-see if you come here. This part of the city was run down until just 40 years ago when the re-birth started, beautiful old buildings transformed into upscale hotels and art galleries...  more »
  • On a bright sunny day it was a really lovely area to explore. Nice boutique style shops and stunning well maintained buildings. A lovely area to explore and soak up the atmosphere. Worth a visit. 
    On a bright sunny day it was a really lovely area to explore. Nice boutique style shops and stunning well maintained buildings. A lovely area to explore and soak up the atmosphere. Worth a visit.  more »

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