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The Old Port

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St-Pierre & St-Paul, Quebec City, Quebec G1K 7R1, Canada
The Old Port in Quebec City
Luc-Antoine Couturier
Features
Free, Popular with locals, Family-friendly

In the early 19th century, Quebec City's Old Port was one of the five biggest ports in the world. The surrounding waters remain a key cruise ship destination and the port itself is always a hub of activity. A major shopping and walking destination, this area is populated with charming antique shops, art galleries, and welcoming cafes. The Old Port market is full of charm—head here to see the freshest wares from local farmers and producers. Highlights of the Old Port include rue Saint-Paul, the nearby Musee de la Civilization, and Place Royale, home to the Notre-Dame-des-Victoires, Quebec's oldest church. Great for peoplewatching, you could spend hours here with picnic foods from the market and gazing at the St. Lawrence River and the Laurentian Mountains.

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