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Also known as Basse-Ville, Québec’s Lower Town is an area steeped in incredible history, highlighted by the fact that the first French settlement in North America was founded here. Since its inception in 1608, it has seen a rich and colorful past, all of which can be explored in the many attractions found in this neighborhood. Among the charming cobblestoned streets, you’ll find beautiful old houses, artisan shops, and great cafés and restaurants to enjoy.

Hotels in Lower Town

Hotels in Lower Town enjoy a prime location, meaning that the city’s main sights are never more than a short walk away. The accommodation here varies in price, but most hotels tend to be 3-star establishments. One of the best 3-star hotels in Lower Town is the Best Western Plus City Centre/Centre-Ville. It features tastefully decorated rooms, a restaurant, indoor pool, and health club. Its affordable prices make it an ideal choice for those seeking the best hotel rates in Lower Town. Another excellent 3-star hotel is the Hotel Royal William. It receives some of the best hotel reviews in Lower Town, and has top-class facilities and large, elegant rooms.

Things to see in Lower Town

The heart of Lower Town, Place-Royale is a gorgeous square that is steeped in history and home to some of the oldest buildings in North America, dating from the 17th and 18th centuries. Among the beautiful architecture you’ll find there are plenty of great little shops, restaurants, and cafés to explore. The Notre Dame des Victoires church is also found here, and is an important part of the history of the city. Nearby you’ll also find a fantastic museum, the Museum of Civilization. As the name suggests, its exhibitions cover different societies from around the world, both ancient and contemporary. It also features a permanent exhibition on the history of the people of Quebec, providing a valuable insight into the region’s past. The Quartier du Petit Champlain is another delightful area of Lower Town. A historic district, it’s full of beautiful streets, cafes, shop and restaurants, and is a fantastic area to walk around and explore.

Good for couples

The historic neighborhood of Lower Town is ideal for couples planning a romantic vacation. Walking around the narrow, cobblestoned streets is a charming experience in itself. Housed within these beautiful old buildings are an abundance of artisan shops, quaint cafés, and restaurants to enjoy. Restaurant Initiale produces exquisite food, and is just one of the many great choices in the area for a romantic meal. There are lots of little neighborhoods to explore, like the picturesque Vieux-Port. This area also hosts a daily market, Marché du Vieux-Port, which is a great place to walk around with your significant other.

How to get to Lower Town

You can take flights direct to Quebec City from many cities in the United States, as well as other Canadian cities such as Montreal and Toronto. Jean Lesage International Airport is located close to Quebec City. Public transportation from the airport is lacking, so the best option is to take a car or taxi to travel to Lower Town in around 20 minutes. Lower Town is a historic district, and as such you’ll find that the streets tend to be narrow and cobbled, not well suited for driving. Luckily, you’ll find that it’s a small neighborhood and you can walk around the sights with ease.

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