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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  • We were a little underwhelmed at first, but if you just wander around and really pay attention to the smaller details of the various buildings and the history, you’ll enjoy your time. I’d recommend ma...  more »
  • You can enter from the riverside or stairs from the Ramparts area or the Funicular, perhaps a couple other walkways. The area is quite old and redone relatively recent. There are a variety of quality ...  more »
  • There are less shops and restaurants in Lower Town but still worth a visit for the historical significance. Breakneck steps to make it down are really not that bad...I did being 7-months pregnant!...b...  more »
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