Fodor's Expert Review Rue du Petit-Champlain

Lower Town Neighborhood/Street

The oldest street in the city was once the main street of a harbor village, with trading posts and the homes of rich merchants. Today it has pleasant boutiques, art galleries, and cafés, and on summer days the street is packed with tourists. Natural-fiber weaving, Inuit carvings, hand-painted silks, local fashion design, and enameled copper crafts are among local specialties for sale here. If you're coming from upper town, take the Escalier Casse-Cou (breakneck steps) down, and the funicular back up (or round-trip): both deliver you to the start of this busy, unique street.

Neighborhood/Street Silversea Cruise

Quick Facts

Québec City, Québec  G1K 4H5, Canada

www.quartierpetitchamplain.com

What’s Nearby