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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  • Like I said almost like Europe. We were last here in the summer and wanted to experience the festive time during the winter with lots of snow. This we did and snow was seveal feet high and it was just...  more »
  • On this Sunday in March, the catering offer is low. Pedestrian traffic is not easy with poorly plowed sidewalks. What a rather ordinary image it throws at tourists. In the summer, the situation is different, but still.
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  • The low and old part of the old town is very charming, with its old buildings and various souvenir shops and restaurants. It is worth walking through its narrow streets to admire the whole of the work.
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