Lower Town (Basse-Ville), Quebec City

Consider riding the funicular down from the boardwalk to explore the cobbled lanes of Lower Town (Basse-Ville), a World Heritage Site since 1985. Today the town represents a popular tourist destination brimming with European atmosphere that features some of the colony's first houses with architecture from the 17th and 18th centuries. Small streetside shops offer artisan products and souvenirs, and museums and art galleries will familiarize you with the area's culture. Work out when and for how long to visit Lower Town (Basse-Ville) and other Quebec City attractions using our handy Quebec City driving holiday planner.
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  • A beautifully restored ancient city, decorated for Christmas, was the perfect place to spend the holiday. Despite being crowded, walking the cobbled streets,popping into the shops, stopping to read...  more »
  • The Lower Town (Basse-Ville) of Old Quebec is smaller in size than the upper town, but has its own uniqueness. You can find here Royal Square, Notre-Dame des Victoires church, Civilization Museum...  more »
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