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St. Louis Gate (Porte St. Louis)

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Address: Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
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This historic gate in Old Quebec is part of the city's extensive...

This historic gate in Old Quebec is part of the city's extensive fortification system.

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Walk around to all of the gates within the city. You get to see the city in a safe environment (on foot is safer than the car) and they are all so beautiful.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
genna2016
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Flamborough, Canada

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Flamborough, Canada
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Walk around to all of the gates within the city. You get to see the city in a safe environment (on foot is safer than the car) and they are all so beautiful.

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Thank genna2016
State College, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Porte St. Louis is one of only 3 gates of this magnificent, walled city!! The ramparts are not original but have been restored to give us a sense of the original grandeur and strength of these important fortifications. The view of the city from the top of the gates is great. We recommend that you take the opportunity to walk... More 

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Thank Bob L
Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Saint Louis Gate allows you to pass from the old walled city area (Vieux Quebec), and into the more residential area (Upper Town). Either side, you will find plenty of sights to see and visit.

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Thank FLWorldwanderer
Apopka, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

These gates were originally intended to keep invaders out. But today these Gates warmly welcome those who come to this quaint old city. You cn stan on the Gate an watch people come and go on either side of the city walls. The gates are a great vantage point

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Thank Glorifindal
Annandale, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

As part of the fort walls and one of the entry ways to get inside the upper town, the St Louis Gate is a fun place to walk around. You climb steps to get to the top of the gate and from there can walk along the fort wall towards other gates/portals into the upper town. It's at the entrance... More 

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New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

The gate is the entrance to Vieuxx Quebec. its impressive and not to be missed. It is not original but built to original specs

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Thank JoeEM
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

cool to walk and see. Unfortunately, these are not the original. Still, cool architecture and they fit the mood of the city very well.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 319 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Just going by the Rue St.Jean toward the east and Chateau de Frontenac, I had reached to this gate in the one end of the Rue St. Louis. This street St.Louis is rather narrow with some larger than usual sidewalks at the certain sections of the street. On both sides, there are the old stone houses, that remind You on... More 

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Whitby
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013 via mobile

It is a wonderful entrance to Canada's historical past. The gate has such wonderful architecturial features that you can just imagine youself back in time. You will also find the horse drawn carriage tours where a driver can explain more about the beautiful walled city of Quebec.

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Gearhart, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

Though not one of the older historical sights this is interesting to see as you travel through the walls. Obviously the brief time it takes to get from one side of the wall to the other is the extent of the view. One of many interesting, briefly seen sights as you travel this interesting city.

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