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Coordinates: 46°48′47″N 71°12′29″W / 46.813°N 71.208°W / 46.813; -71.208
CityQuebec City
BoroughLa Cité-Limoilou
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Official name: Historic District of Old Quebec
Criteria:iv, vi
Designated:1985 (9th session)
Reference #:300
State Party:Canada
Region:Europe 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).


  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 . 
This article is about a World Heritage Site