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Old Quebec

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Old Quebec
View of Old Quebec from Lower Town. Château Frontenac is visible at the top
View of Old Quebec from Lower Town. Château Frontenac is visible at the top
Coordinates: 46°48′47″N 71°12′29″W / 46.813°N 71.208°W / 46.813; -71.208
CountryCanada
ProvinceQuebec
CityQuebec City
BoroughLa Cité-Limoilou
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Official nameHistoric District of Old Quebec
TypeCultural
Criteriaiv, vi
Designated1985 (9th session)
Reference no.300
State PartyCanada
RegionEurope and North America

Old Quebec (French: Vieux-Québec) is the oldest neighbourhood in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. There are two parts: the Upper Town (French: Haute-Ville) and the Lower Town (French: Basse-Ville). It has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1985. People often call Old Quebec the Old City in English.[1] In French, it is often called the Latin Quarter (French: Quartier latin).

References[change | change source]

  1. Fodor's Travel Publications, Inc.; Fodor's (2013). Fodor's Montreal and Quebec City 2013. Fodor's Travel. p. 10. ISBN 978-0-89141-939-6.