Place-Royale

27 rue Notre-Dame
Quebec, QC G1K 4E9- Map It
Phone: (418) 646-3167
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Place-Royale, at the center of Lower Town, is the birthplace of Québec City, one of the first successful settlements in New France. Samuel de Champlain first established an abitation, or trading post, here in 1608. Despite a ruinous fire in 1682 and numerous attacks by the British, who finally captured the city in 1759, the area has been preserved virtually as it was during the 18th century. Events and entertainment take place in the summer. Along the St. Lawrence are the docks for the Québec-Lévis ferry on rue des Traversiers and for the sightseeing boat MV Louis Jolliet, Quai Chouinard at 10 rue Dalhousie. Guided 45-minute tours of Place-Royale depart from Museum Place-Royale at 27 rue Notre-Dame. Narration in English and French is offered. Self-guiding themed tours and podcasts also are available. Guided tours are available.
Admission free. Tour (includes Museum Place Royale) $6.05; $4.16 (ages 18-30); $1.51 (ages 12-17); $27.23 (family, up to two adults and three children ages 12-17).
Hours: Guided tours are given daily at 2:30, late June-early Sept.; at 2, rest of year. Phone ahead to confirm schedule.