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Vieux-Québec
Vieux-Québec

Vieux-Québec

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Vieux-Québec, Quebec City, QC G1K, Canada
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Vieux Quebec in Quebec City, Canada, also known and Old Quebec, is one of the most unique areas in North America. It has the feel of an old European city, even though most of its buildings were built ... Read more
between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries. Old Quebec is the oldest area in Quebec City and the key to its patina of age is the old-world design of its buildings and streets. During your visit to this walkable city, enjoy the charm of the cobble stone streets lined with homes built in the 17th and 18th centuries. This city's rich military heritage is also on display with a collection of 18th century canons. At almost every step during your stroll there are signs of lovingly persevered historic sites. To get the best view of Quebec City’s most famous building, the Chateau Frontenac, walk along the Promenade des Gouverneurs and go to the Victorian waterfront.

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Montreal, Canada

Imagine this walled city is the only one of it's kind in North America
So much to see eat and do
Always a pleasure to go back to old Quebec
Une vraie merveille

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Local from Quebec City, Canada

Undeniably the most beautiful district in Quebec City. If you have one day to spend wandering around in Quebec City, this is the place.

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Old Québec, a UNESCO world heritage treasure, is alive with history.

See for yourself with a visit to the Fortifications of Québec and the Citadel, the city's two main defensive works.

Moving from military history to religious history, take in the stunning Notre-Dame-de-Québec Basilica-Cathedral, the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, the Jesuits Chapel, and St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church.

After stopping off at one of the city's many museums and interpretation centers, take a walking tour or a horse-drawn carriage ride to get a true feel for this unique historic district.

Fine dining and shopping are an art form in Old Québec, particularly along rue Saint-Jean and rue Saint-Louis, where European charm adds a dash of flair to any outing.

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Anchorage, Alaska, USA

Handsome historic center of one of North America's oldest (and most beautiful) cities. Great a walk through, shopping, restaurants, etc.

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Local from Quebec City, Canada

The most beautiful place in the city... If you love historical place and old architectures, that's the place!

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Brooklyn, État de New York, États Unis

Old Quebec City is lovely in the Disney sense -- so clean and manicured it almost seems fake. Quaint despite the excessive perfection. The only real downside is that it is filled with hordes of cruise ship passengers if you hit it on the wrong day. Because of the over-reliance on tourism, it is also a haven for tourist traps -- kitsch shops and quaint little places with terrible food. Plan your meals and be sure to get recommendations.

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Bedford, New Hampshire, USA

The historic center of Quebec City feels frozen in time, with its narrow streets and stately buildings. This was my favorite part of the city to wander in search of cute shops and restaurants.

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Rochester, Minnesota, USA

The old city of Quebec, with some narrow streets, lots of interesting stores--granted, many of them touristy, and different restaurants. Many of the restaurants here are a bit on the more expensive side, though. There are also a lot of statues and monuments, many of which I am not sure what they were.

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Boston, Massachusetts, USA
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This was my favorite area in Quebec City! Mainly this was due to the great feel of a small European town due to the small shops and architecture. It almost had me fooled! So if you're looking for European scene without the pricey ticket, this would appease you for a bit!

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Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA

We took the funicular up and walked back down to our hotel in the newer part of the city. It was beautiful, very European, nice views, lovely places to have lunch á plein air and shop.

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Paranaque, Philippines

I love the old town of Quebec. Its soooo European :) I am just so fond of medieval like places much like those I visited in Germany and France and the Old Town of Quebec surely equals those places. I would like to be back here one day.

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Tallahassee, Florida

So European and so lovely. Walking around the old city is like stepping across the Atlantic - the architecture and feel of a place devoted the the finer things in life including beautiful architecture, fine wines and white linen draped tables with wonderful meals. The liveliness, color and sounds of the artisans on the cobblestones is pure delight. Loved the city, so romantic and quaint and chic with just a touch of bohemian to warm it up.

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Dublin, California, USA

I absolutely adore the feel of strolling along a European street and Old Quebec's got it. Inside the fortified walls, Old Quebec has been declared as a national heritage treasure by UNESCO. The effort of preservation is incredible, from the moment of entering Old Quebec, it felt as if time has transformed back into the 15th century. The home of streets of artisan displays, novelty, one-of-a-kind shops and restaurants, the famous Chateau Frontenac hotel, the impressive Fresque des Québécois, the landscaping and architecture of Old Quebec reflects its cultural and heritage. An incredible place to just wander around, witness history and do some treasure hunting in the local shops.

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Morgan City, Louisiana

Entrance to the old city. Filled with little clubs of all kinds. You can find any kind of music from headbanging to folk singing. Really clean. Walked around in my stocking feet for four hours without a rip!

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Decorah, Iowa
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Gorgeous place with cobblestone streets throughout as well as a few alleys of artists and their works (a few even working as they are there). There are often fun street performers to see as well.

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Almería, Spain

If you live or have been to Europe, you will think you are there again, but it's a two hundred year-old city! That's the magic thing.

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Salt Lake City, Utah

Awesome city. Just spend some time walking around and enjoy the sights they have to offer.

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Lund, Sweden

Just stroll around for a couple of hours and enjoy the beautiful Old Québec.

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Olmsted Falls, Ohio, USA

Beautiful area to walk. Tons of restaurants... and the sights are great!

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Fort Kent

love it

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