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Place Royale, Quebec City
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See the cradle of French civilization in North America at Place Royale, a historic square around which Quebec was established in 1608. Visit the oldest stone church in North America, featuring a suspended model of a ship from its barrel vault ceiling, and learn about the history of the first colonists of New France at the museum. Admire a large mural depicting the life of colonists from various stages of Quebec's history, and stroll the historic cobbled streets lined with cafes, restaurants, and shops. Place Royale is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Quebec City Edition.
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  • Many historic buildings and interesting shops in this area. As we were there during Canadian Thanksgiving the harvest decorations were extensive and beautiful. Good cafes with inside and outside dinin...  more »
  • The square is located in the lower town, in the old town. It is where the city, so it's very historic, tourist and romantic. Is surrounded by shops, restaurants and bars. Is a binding site for beautiful photos. In it, is the church Notre Dame de Victories and soon after, the beautiful murals of the lower town. Is compulsory passage for any tourist.
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  • Place Royale is a very old and quaint square located in the old port. There is a marvelous painting(trompe L'oeil) and several nice gift shops in the area. the streets are all cobblestones so do not w...  more »