Quartier Petit Champlain, Quebec City

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Visit the historical and beautiful Quartier Petit Champlain, and enjoy a plethora of shops and galleries. You can admire artisan crafts at every turn, and choose from a host of restaurants to providing fine-dining options. The neighborhood serves as a great place to wander amongst charming architecture and pick out the perfect souvenir. Be sure to walk on the oldest steps in the city, built in the 17th century, and look out for the large mural depicting the district's history on its eponymous street. Work out when and for how long to visit Quartier Petit Champlain and other Quebec City attractions using our handy Quebec City route tool .
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  • Nice area to visit, giving an idea of the XVIIth century in New France. Nice to take a nice walk in love. Shop with however inflated prices... catch-tourist... Public toilets closed Sunday... shameful...
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  • This time, they start the preparation of the Carnival in February, so the statues of ice in manufacturing, superb
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  • The history of 5he area is great and going in the snow was even better would go back in the snow- get the train down as it’s quick and cheap great restaurants and shops there n. Great to wonder  more »
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  • This area is absolutely adorable! The murals on the building walls (especially the most famous one) was a site to be seen. We ate here and walked around quite a bit. To see such a quaint town replicated from what would be in France here in North America was truly astounding. It really gives you a comforted feeling.
  • Even though it has been turned into a real tourist trap, the Quartier Petit Champlain is still a piece of Quebec and North American history and an interesting place to visit. Added bonus: during the winter, it becomes a real-life winter wonder land!
  • Beautiful buildings in a historic setting loaded with unique shops and completed by European charm. Shopkeepers are respectful and sweet to non French speaking visitors. Be watchful for the steep cobblestone walkways and stairs.
  • We visited during Christmas time and this little square was the paragon of all things Christmas. It was surreal and felt absolutely magical as we were standing there while snow was gently falling. Hope to come back here every Christmas.
  • So many cute shops! The atmosphere was great. Tonnes of talented buskers. The scenery of the entire place was also very cute. The shops sold really interesting things and there was a place to sit and relax too with some swing benches after hours of walking.

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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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