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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  • Trip to QC would not be complete without eating in this area. Food is amazing, right outside and quaint just like in Europe. People are extremely friendly. Had a lovely time in this city.  more »
  • This is the must visit place in Quebec City, it’s a little bit of an hidden gem, although very easy to get to, jump on the funicular and go down, and your right in the heart of it, it full of quaint l...  more »
  • How can you visit Quebec City and not visit lower town? The funicular (or tour bus) could bring us to upper town. I enjoyed walking around.  more »
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