In December, I posted a handful of photos from the day we spent rambling around Quebec City, and I have just a few more to share. The 400-year-old city is divided into two parts, an upper, walled portion (Upper Town, called Haute-Ville in French) and a lower section (Lower Town, called Basse-Ville in French) that is level with the St. Lawrence River. The pictures in the first blog post were taken in Upper Town, but I enjoyed Lower-Town even more. It felt the more like a European City with its narrow streets and cobblestone squares.
The photo below shows the view of Lower Town from Upper Town. The picture above was taken in Lower Town and looks up at Upper Town and the Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac.
Within Lower Town is a section called Quartier Petit Champlain. Named after Samuel de Champlain, the French explorer who founded Quebec City in 1608, Quartier Petit Champlain is considered the oldest commercial district in North America. Although small, it’s a great place for tourists to wander around because of its many shops, restaurants, and art galleries.