Comprised of the Upper Town and the Lower Town, Old Québec is a historic area of Quebec City, the capital city of Québec province in Canada. Upper Town was the site of the original Saint-Louis Fort established by Samuel de Champlain in the early 1600s while shopkeepers and artists lived in Lower Town. Stay in hotels close to Old Quebec to get the full flavor of this charming area.
Get your vacation started with one of many Quebec flights. You'll find great hotel deals near Old Quebec. If you are a history hover, you will enjoy many of the attractions in the area. You'll see that several of the buildings date back to the 17th and 18th century. After a morning of exploring, you might want to relax in one of the parks in the area, including the Esplanade, Des Gouverneurs, and Artillerie. There is an excellent view of the St. Lawrence Seaway from both the Dufferin Terrace and D'Youville. In the afternoon, stroll through Lower Town, exploring historic streets like Place de Paris and Saint-Pierre Street. Your whole family can take a funicular, a kind of cable car, from Lower Town to Upper Town. If you want to get in some exercise, you can also make the same trip by hiking the Côte de la Montagne. Are looking to meet new people on your trip? In Old Town, there are neat boites à chansons—small, friendly cafés and bars with music groups singing French-Canadian folk songs. If you want a little more avant garde scene, head to the Nouvo Saint-Roch district for rock and dance clubs. Couples can toast their romance with a local brew in the bars in Old Town.
There are activities and accommodations by Old Quebec for everyone in the family. Use the Travelocity app on your smartphone to find vacation packages in Old Quebec. You'll save up to $537 when you book a hotel and flight at the same time.