Lower Town (Basse-Ville)
Quebec City's Lower Town (Basse-Ville) is the charming 'old
quarter' of the city, full of narrow, winding streets, historical
stone buildings, and an overwhelming array of trendy cafés, bars,
and boutique stores. The oldest urban district in Canada, Lower
Town has a distinctly European feel to it, and recent efforts to
gentrify the area have been undertaken with appropriate sensitivity
and class - resulting in postcard-perfect photo opportunities lying
in wait on every street corner. Lower Town is also home to many of
Quebec City's most celebrated sights and attractions - including
the Place Royale, and Petit Chamblain, with its must-see Funicular.
Lower Town, the heart and soul of Old Quebec, is a beguiling,
enchanting neighbourhood - and all visitors to Quebec City should
anticipate spending a lot of time walking its streets, and soaking
up its unique atmosphere.
Address: On the banks of the St Lawrence River