This is where French colonists used to come to pay their annual tax. The street lost that function with the cession of New France to Britain and the street became a side alley. In the 1960’s when local artists began to use the street to sell their works directly to tourists. Find yourself a treasure along the alley’s walls.
Walking through the upper old town you must not overlook the side streets which often contain the surprise of your visit. In old Quebec one such street is Rue Du Tresor which is lined with artists' stalls.
Always popular with tourists and your opportunity to support local artists, wh knows you may pick up a bargain. We had lunch in the alfresco restaurant opposite and had a great time people watching.
Rue du Tresor is a narrow street filled with colourful prints, paintings and sketches of Quebec City. It's a great place to get souvenir.
There are also artists and street performers along the nearby rue St-Anne, which is lined with cafes and restaurants.