Fodor's Expert Review Rue du Petit-Champlain
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.