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  • 1. Musée de la Civilisation

    Lower Town | Museum/Gallery

    Wedged between narrow streets at the foot of the cliff, this spacious museum with a striking limestone-and-glass facade was designed by architect...Read More

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    2. Place Royale

    Lower Town | Plaza/Square/Piazza

    The houses that encircle this cobblestone square, with steep Normandy-style roofs, dormer windows, and chimneys, were once the homes of wealthy...Read More

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  • 3. Antiques district

    Lower Town | Store/Shop/Mall

    Antiques shops cluster around rues St-Pierre and St-Paul, the latter once part of a business district packed with warehouses, stores, and businesses...Read More

  • 4. Boutique des Métiers d'Art du Québec

    Lower Town | Museum/Gallery

    This boutique, run by the Conseil des métiers d'art, a coordinating body that oversees all kinds of arts and crafts disciplines and organizes...Read More

  • 5. Église Notre-Dame-des-Victoires

    Lower Town | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The fortress shape of the altar is no accident; this small but beautiful stone church on Place Royale is linked to a bellicose past. Grateful...Read More

  • 6. L'Escalier Casse-Cou

    Lower Town | Building/Architectural Site

    The steepness of the city's first iron stairway, an ambitious 1893 design by city architect and engineer Charles Baillairgé, is ample evidence...Read More

  • 7. Les Grands Feux Loto-Québec

    Lower Town | Festival–Sight

    Throughout the month of August, an international competition of fireworks performances set to music lights up the skies between Old Québec and...Read More

  • 8. Maison Chevalier

    Lower Town | House/Mansion/Villa

    This old stone house (which is actually three houses brought together) was built in 1752 for the shipowner Jean-Baptiste Chevalier. Its classic...Read More

  • 9. Maison Louis-Jolliet

    Lower Town | House/Mansion/Villa

    Louis Jolliet, the first European to see the Mississippi River, and his fellow explorers used this 1683 house as a base for westward journeys...Read More

  • 10. Marché du Vieux-Port

    Lower Town | Market/Bazaar

    Fresh local produce, including apples, berries, and charcuterie; local wines and ciders; and artisan-crafted wares are sold at the market on...Read More

  • 11. Musée de la Place Royale

    Lower Town | Information Center

    This modern information center, set cleverly within the historic Place-Royale, includes exhibits and a replica of a 19th-century house, where...Read More

  • 12. Old Port

    Lower Town | Promenade/Boardwalk

    On warm summer nights, the Old Port harbors an interesting and varied nightlife scene, but daytime is just as fun. Restored for the city's 400th...Read More

  • 13. Place des Canotiers

    Lower Town | Park/Playground

    What used to be a vast parking lot across from the Museum of Civilization has been replaced by an elegant and modern park that provides great...Read More

  • 14. Québec–Lévis Ferry

    Lower Town | Transportation Site (Airport, Bus, Ferry, Train)

    Crossing the St. Lawrence River on this ferry will reward you with a striking view of the Québec City skyline, with the Château Frontenac and...Read More

  • 15. 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...Read More

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