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 cafÃ©s, 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