Continuation of my previous post here.

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Lots of concert posters in our neighbourhood

Basse-Ville:

1. Champlain (including Rue du Petit-Champlain)

Part of le Vieux-Québec. It doesn’t even compare to Toronto’s Distillery District or Fort York as it is infinitely more charming. Lined with boutique shops, artisan galleries, and restaurants, the street Rue du Petit-Champlain has often been dubbed as the prettiest street in Canada. Despite being so tourist-heavy, you won’t find a single Starbucks, Subway, or McDonald’s here. Yay~

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There are two ways to get down here from Haute-Ville: 1) Take the funiculaire or cable car (see the end of the street)…
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Or 2) Take the stairs!
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One of the beautiful murals painted on the sides of the buildings
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We were walking around there around Halloween hehe
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One day my French will be good enough to understand a play~

2. Vieux-Port

It’s like Toronto’s Harbourfront… only because it’s next to a body of water too. Otherwise, it’s so very different! Again it’s much nicer with lots of little shops.

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The port
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The farmer’s market which is sort of like Toronto’s St. Lawrence Market
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But I was a little disappointed because there wasn’t a lot of stuff there. Not many crops grow in November after all…

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We only had time to visit the exhibit on Québec’s history but it was worth it! We also got in for free that day!
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A reconstructed house of one of the early French explorers (ugh sorry, I’m terrible at history – I can’t remember if it was Jacques Cartier’s or Samuel de Champlain’s!)
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Listening/watching to a documentary – IN FRENCH! 😀
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Go Habs Go~
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There are many antique shops on Rue Saint-Paul

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3. Saint-Roch

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This photo is TERRIBLE and doesn’t give justice to my delicious soup from La Guele de Bois (un potage avec des escargots)

Check out where we live in this post here!

4. Limoilou

It’s like Scarborough according to my husband. I’m not sure if I’ve really been here…

5. Saint-Sauveur

It’s like Roncesvalles Village – similar to Saint-Roch but with less hobos… Many international restaurants (Viet, Thai, Mexican, etc.) can be found here!

An example of a suburb: Sainte-Foy

It’s like Mississauga with Laval University being a large version of UTM (brutalist architecture, surrounded by trees, etc.).

The other four suburbs (les banlieues) of Québec City are Les Rivières, La Haute-Saint-Charles, Charlesbourg, and Beauport. I’ve never been to these four suburbs, except Beauport. And look what they’ve got!

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Next post on Chute-Montmorency!
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