Upper Town (Haute-Ville), Quebec City

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Tour the sights of Upper Town (Haute-Ville), a hilly district with a European feel to it. Growing out of a fort built in the early 17th century, the development of the area has been slow and steady, thanks to the military presence and fortifications. You'll see the positive impact that influence has had on the area, with its pleasant 19th century architecture, masses of parks and open spaces, and thriving local businesses. Take a stroll through the walkable neighborhood, admiring the views it offers of the city below. Plan your Upper Town (Haute-Ville) visit and explore what else you can see and do in Quebec City using our Quebec City vacation generator.
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  • August 15, 2017
    If visiting old Quebec I would recommend getting a hotel in the old centre. Parking can be hairy and you are going to walk everywhere anyway. The upper town has excellent shopping, fantastic pubs (inc...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    Turn to cafes and enjoy the show of street artists is the memory that I will stay with my first evening in Quebec ...
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  • August 10, 2017
    Like the lower town, this place has nice views, many, many shops, restaurants, a few sights to see and also a beautiful boardwalk. From here you can take steps or the funicular down to the Old City.  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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