A very pretty and trendy street that extends south from place D'youville. This bricked street is home to some very unique shops and cafe's that tend to attract more of the locals then tourists. It was a nice street to walk down and take in the atmosphere or to pick up a souvenir.
Nothing is what it seems to be! St. Matthew's Church no longer is a church but the city's public library, and the graveyard around has been turned into a nice, tranquil park. However, the gravestones are still kept there - some of them offer interesting details of the lives of the buried. As long as you don't fear ghosts, this place is nice to relax a little before doing some more sightseeing.
Rue St. Jean is the main street of the Old Town, a street where one cafe neighbours the next, where souvenir shops are numerous. Nevertheless, it is the place to be in Québec City. There's not really much to see on this street but it's just nice to walk around there. The situation is different in the upper part of the street. At Place d'Youville, rue St. Jean leaves the old town and enters the vibrant new town of Québec City. Here, you'll see less tourists and more locals - especially in the morning, a walk around here is nice because this is the time when all the épiceries get their groceries delivered. In the upper part, there are also several restaurants and some rather alternative shops.
Rue Saint-Jean is where it all happens! This is probably my favorite street in the city. The portion located in the Old City is very popular with tourists, but there's also lots of stuff on the portion that runs west of the St-Jean gates all the way up to Cartier Street. This is where you go to have a drink in a nice pub or a small little cafe, eat at one of the numerous restaurants that serve both local and foreign dishes, shop at a used CD store, a souvenir shop or a trendy boutique. The atmosphere is always great, with an eclectic mix of tourists, punk kids, workers and so on. Truly an attraction in itself!
A church has been on this spot since 1847 , although the current structure dates from 1884. This Faubourg church has one of Quebec highest steeples.