Place Royale

Top 1% of attractions in Quebec City
9 / 10

10 expert reviews

“This small but picturesque plaza is considered by Québécois to be the literal and spiritual heart of Basse-Ville -- in grander terms, the birthplace of French America.”

– Frommer's

Lonely Planet Lonely Planet
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"This little square in the west of Old Montréal marks the spot where the first fort, Ville-Marie, was erected." Full review
Concierge Concierge
"This picturesque square, surrounded by restored 17th- and 18th-century buildings, is one of the oldest inhabited areas on the continent."
Fodor's Fodor's
"The houses that encircle this cobblestone square, with steep Normandy-style roofs, dormer windows, and chimneys, were once the homes of wealthy merchants." Full review
Lonely Planet Lonely Planet
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"This interpretive center touts the Place-Royale neighborhood as the cradle of French history." Full review
Travel + Leisure Travel + Leisure
"Place Royale is a gorgeous public place that makes for pretty pictures, but it’s also one of our most significant historic attractions." Full review
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