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A myriad of boutiques and specialty stores welcome shoppers to this picturesque street in Montcalm. From trendy fashion boutiques to popular local establishments, the street offers a truly mixed bag and lots of opportunities for unexpected delights. There's a large number of restaurant and cafes to fuel your shopping sojourn. Come evening, the streets get livelier thanks to the numerous watering holes and nightspots.
One of the main streets that run through the neighborhood of Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Rue Saint-Jean is lined with a fantastic array of boutiques and stores, making it perfect for a shopping-spree in the city. While the street is heavy on fashion boutiques, one can also find gems like Maison Jean-Alfred Moisan, which is one of the oldest grocery stores in North America. The ample restaurants and cafes ensure that you never run out of steam when shopping. The beautiful sights of the old town are an added bonus.
Bordered by the St. Lawrence River, Old Québec or Vieux-Québec is the historic heart of the modern day City of Quebec. Divided into two distinct parts, the Upper Town and Lower Town, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is a gateway into the history of the province. The Upper Town is set atop the Cap Diamant and is the city's historic administrative and military hub. Its most iconic landmark, the Citadelle with its star shaped design is an arresting edifice while the Chateau Frontenac is a mesmerizing vision of Victorian grandeur. The Upper Town is also one of the sites of the Carnaval de Quebec, considered to be among the largest winter festivals on the globe. The Lower Town, at the base of the mount, is the livelier of the two with a bustling market and vibrant Old Port. Amid hundreds of historic buildings, tourist attractions, pubs and restaurants lie dozens of boutiques, galleries, souvenir shops and other distinctive establishments. The Church of Notre-Dame-des-Victoires is another of Old Québec's many treasures.
This most beautifully preserved area of Vieux-Québec is also one of the city's cherished shopping districts. Quartier Petit Champlain is certainly heavily thronged to and many establishments cater to the visiting hordes. There are, nonetheless, many unique boutiques to be unearthed. Quebec fashion designers are featured heavily on the rue du Petit-Champlain, including Oclan, Point de Mire, Les Vêteries and Zazou. Numerous art and crafts galleries provide everything from souvenirs to high-end housewares; well-known stores include Brin de folie and the Galerie d'Art Bégin and Pauline Pelletier. High-quality jewelry is on offer at the magnificent Pierre Vives and Louis Perrier Jewelers. The district abounds with cafes and restaurants.