Holidays in Quartier Petit Champlain

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Stroll European-style cobblestone streets lined with artisan boutiques and popular bistros in this picturesque district beneath the Upper Town.

Visit the Petit-Champlain to shop. The picturesque neighbourhood is one of the most well-known areas in Québec thanks to its cobblestone streets, handicraft boutiques, art galleries and restaurants. Buy leather goods, pick out unique jewellery and take home one-off designer garments all made locally.

Look out over the area from the Côte de la Montagne, accessible via the Escalier Casse-Cou. Translated as “Breakneck Steps” because of their steepness, the 59 steps can be daunting. You won’t regret the climb once you reach the top, as the views are spectacular. Come at night to look out over a sea of lights.

Stop by 102 Rue du Petit-Champlain to see the trompe l’oeil mural painted on the side. It depicts pivotal events in the city’s history, such as battles and natural disasters like landslides. Try to name the famous figures that are painted in the windows, including Samuel de Champlain, who founded Québec. The beauty of a trompe l’oeil is it makes you feel as though you could step inside the painting.

Walk down to number 16 to see the house where explorer Louis Jolliet once lived. He is famous for having mapped the Mississippi River. Today the house is used as the lower terminal of the cable railway connecting Old Québec’s Lower and Upper towns.

The Petit-Champlain lies just beneath the cliffs and the Château Frontenac. The pretty neighbourhood is pedestrianised. If you come by car you’ll need to pay to park in nearby streets and then explore on foot. Public transport stops at the nearby Gare du Palais.

Petit-Champlain is busy during mealtimes. If you want to avoid the crowds, come in the early morning or after dinner. Check individual shop and restaurant opening hours online or by phoning ahead.

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640 Cheap Hotels Near Quartier Petit Champlain

Hôtel Le Concorde Québec
Hôtel Le Concorde Québec
3 out of 5
1225 Cours du General de Montcalm, Quebec, QC
The price is AU$141 per night from 24 Oct. to 24 Oct.
Located in Centre-Ville, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Quebec City Convention Center and Citadelle of Quebec. Quebec City Town Hall and Quebec Cruise ...
3.9/5 Good! (3,933 reviews)
"View from room great! Calling for services no one answers the line, had to call reservations from outside line to request blankets. Garage situation precarious have smallb stalactites growing from pipes condition dark, water dripping everywhere narrow, despite paying ahead difficulty getting in."

Reviewed on 13 Oct. 2021

Hôtel Le Concorde Québec
Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac
Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac
4.5 out of 5
1 rue des Carrieres, Quebec, QC
The price is AU$258 per night from 7 Nov. to 7 Nov.
Located in the city centre, this ski-in/ski-out hotel in Old Quebec is within a 10-minute walk of Quebec City Town Hall and Quebec Cruise Terminal, and close ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (2,007 reviews)
"Staff and ambiance."

Reviewed on 10 Oct. 2021

Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac
Hotel Port Royal
Hotel Port Royal
4 out of 5
144, rue Saint-Pierre, Quebec, QC
The price is AU$198 per night from 7 Nov. to 7 Nov.
Located in Old Quebec, this romantic hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Old Port Quebec City and Place Royale. Quebec City Town Hall and Quebec City Convention ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,392 reviews)
"Location was great"

Reviewed on 12 Oct. 2021

Hotel Port Royal
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Hotel Acadia
Hotel Acadia
3 out of 5
43 Rue Sainte-ursule, Quebec, QC
The price is AU$119 per night from 7 Nov. to 7 Nov.
Hotel Acadia
Hôtel Le Concorde Québec
Hôtel Le Concorde Québec
3 out of 5
1225 Cours du General de Montcalm, Quebec, QC
The price is AU$141 per night from 24 Oct. to 24 Oct.
Hôtel Le Concorde Québec
Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac
Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac
4.5 out of 5
1 rue des Carrieres, Quebec, QC
The price is AU$258 per night from 7 Nov. to 7 Nov.
Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac
Hotel Port Royal
Hotel Port Royal
4 out of 5
144, rue Saint-Pierre, Quebec, QC
The price is AU$198 per night from 7 Nov. to 7 Nov.
Hotel Port Royal
Hôtel Palace Royal centre-ville
Hôtel Palace Royal centre-ville
4 out of 5
775 Honoré-Mercier Ave, Quebec, QC
The price is AU$198 per night from 25 Oct. to 25 Oct.
Hôtel Palace Royal centre-ville
Auberge Saint-Pierre
Auberge Saint-Pierre
4 out of 5
79, rue St-Pierre, Quebec, QC
The price is AU$175 per night from 7 Nov. to 7 Nov.
Auberge Saint-Pierre
Hotel Clarendon
Hotel Clarendon
3.5 out of 5
57 rue Sainte-Anne, Quebec, QC
The price is AU$193 per night from 2 Nov. to 2 Nov.
Hotel Clarendon
Hotel 71 by Preferred Hotels & Resorts
Hotel 71 by Preferred Hotels & Resorts
4.5 out of 5
71, Saint-Pierre street, Quebec, QC
The price is AU$271 per night from 25 Oct. to 25 Oct.
Hotel 71 by Preferred Hotels & Resorts
Le Capitole Hôtel
Le Capitole Hôtel
5 out of 5
972, rue Saint-Jean, Quebec, QC
The price is AU$393 per night from 17 Oct. to 17 Oct.
Le Capitole Hôtel
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