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Welcome to Lower Town (Basse-Ville)

Lower Town (Basse-Ville)

Quebec City's Lower Town (Basse-Ville) is the charming 'old quarter' of the city, full of narrow, winding streets, historical stone buildings, and an overwhelming array of trendy cafés, bars, and boutique stores. The oldest urban district in Canada, Lower Town has a distinctly European feel to it, and recent efforts to gentrify the area have been undertaken with appropriate sensitivity and class - resulting in postcard-perfect photo opportunities lying in wait on every street corner. Lower Town is also home to many of Quebec City's most celebrated sights and attractions - including the Place Royale, and Petit Chamblain, with its must-see Funicular. Lower Town, the heart and soul of Old Quebec, is a beguiling, enchanting neighbourhood - and all visitors to Quebec City should anticipate spending a lot of time walking its streets, and soaking up its unique atmosphere.

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On the banks of the St Lawrence River
The official languages are English and French (predominantly in Quebec).

The currency used is the Canadian Dollar (CAD), which is divided into 100 cents. One-dollar coins are also known as loonies (due to the picture of a loon, a type of bird, on the coin), and two-dollar coins as toonies. Banks and bureaux de change will change money and travellers cheques, as will some hotels, but the rate will not be as good. Major credit cards are widely accepted and ATMs are plentiful. US Dollars are largely accepted, though due to fraud, larger notes might not be and change is usually given in Canadian dollars.

Canada covers six time zones, from GMT 8 in the west to GMT -3.5 in the east.
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