Quebec City Visitor Information and Guide
Place Royale is the beautiful city square located in the Basse-Ville district (lower town) of Old Quebec.
The square is surrounded by elegant homes with steep roofs that were designed to support heavy snowfalls. The houses were built in the early 18th century and occupied by wealthy traders.
In 1673, this historic square was the location of a bustling market. Place Royal received its name in 1685 when a bust of Louis XIV was erected at its centre.
The Notre Dame des Victoires Church is located on Place Royale.