Lower Town

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  • Address: Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
Tickets From $25.48

Nestled between St Lawrence River and Cap Diamant, the Lower Town (Basse-Ville) of Quebec City, is part of the Vieux Quebec UNESCO World Heritage site. Housing some of the oldest buildings of the city, there are plenty of historical sites to see in this part of the city, including the oldest shopping street in North America (Rue du Petit Champlain). Apart from these, the city also hosts bistros, boutiques, antique stores and galleries. In summer, the streets of the Lower Town are decked up with street performers. While in winter, it looks magical with illuminated fairy lights and ice statues.  

It’s best to explore the town on foot!

Attractions to see: -

  • Place Royale
  • Notre-Dame-des-Victoires church
  • Musee de la Civilisation
  • Musee naval de Quebec
  • Caserne Dalhousie
  • Theatre Petit Champlain

Lower Town Travel Tips

  • To travel from Lower Town to the Upper Town, either take Breakneck stairs or the funicular (costs $2.25 per ride)

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  • Lower Town Address: Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
  • Lower Town Timing: 24-hrs
  • Best time to visit Lower Town(preferred time): 09:00 am - 01:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Lower Town: 03:00 Hrs
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  • 48.61% of people who visit Quebec include Lower Town in their plan

  • 76.24% of people start their Lower Town visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Lower Town

Monday, Wednesday and Saturday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Lower Town

People normally club together Musee Des Ursuline De Quebec and Fortifications Of Québec National Historic Site while planning their visit to Lower Town.

People also prefer to end their day with Lower Town.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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