This department store in Upper Town sits right in the heart of everything, just a short walk from the Roman Catholic cathedral. The Simons group started in Québec City in 1840, and this store, on Côte de la Fabrique, has been the flagship since 1870. In recent years the chain has spread across Canada, with 10 Simons stores and three more planned. In a neighborhood with an abundance of gift shops, souvenir stores, boutiques and galleries, Simons stands out for its wide selection of Canadian and international brands, and departments from fashion to housewares.
By John Newton, AFAR Ambassador
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