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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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  • August 16, 2017
    Place Royale is a place of Quebec which is accessed by Notre-Dame Street, you come back in time from 1700.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Very nice place. Typique.dans the style of the small neighborhood Champlain has see the morning because afternoon there are too many people
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  • August 15, 2017
    Excellent spot to sit and soak in a sunny day. Buildings have plaques indicating when they where built which really gives perspective on how important this place has been for Canadian history.  more »

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Most accommodations cluster on the west side of the St. Lawrence River, with the city's split-level old town offering the widest range of options and best access to top attractions. Stay in the upper town to be close to the castle and enjoy views over the river. What the lower town lacks in panoramas, it makes up for in historic charm and access to riverside cafes and restaurants. If you want a less-touristy experience, consider the up-and-coming neighborhood of St. Roch, whose cafes, bars, restaurants, and artistic spaces make it an alternative traveler's paradise.
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