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Lower Town (Basse-Ville), Quebec City

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Historic Walking Area
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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  • Contrary to what we hear, the lower town of Quebec City is not the old town, near the port. Lower town lies over the Hill inland. It is formerly a part of the city where people of low income had come to live. We are so small houses typically Quebec, glued to each other, made of wood and some have a red brick façade facing. This is a place to the air of small village. There are two of the oldest Asian groceries, held by some immigrants from the migration of the boat people in the 1970s.
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  • For those who have not visited the lower town for some time it there a lot of trendy new shops and popular restaurants. The leaning belfry Bistro dishes are original and unpretentious. Lovers of craft beers, they will want to quench their thirst at the microbrewery La Barberie, or the Korrigane brewery craft.
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  • Walking distance from the boardwalk, great vistas on the way down, quaint little shops and restaurants to browse. Take the funicular back up - perfect!  more »