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Observatoire de la Capitale

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Neighborhood: Downtown Quebec City
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Address: Edifice Marie-Guyart | 1037, rue De La Chevrotiere, 31st floor, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 5E9 , Canada
Phone Number: (418) 644-9841 or 1-888-497-4322
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Located on the 31st (and top) floor of the Marie-Guyart Building, the...

Located on the 31st (and top) floor of the Marie-Guyart Building, the Observatory is the highest point in Québec City, offering a spectacular 360 degree view. It offers a new multimedia interpretation display that takes visitors on a fantastic journey through time. State-of-the-art technology in the form of interactive touch screen terminals, soundscapes, and 3D images takes travelers back through Québec City’s rich past.

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The observatory was a great way to get my bearings before I walked around the city. We'll worth doing

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 6, 2015
Chris P
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8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I haven't decided whether this was worth the money yet. The view from the top was stunning and would be what makes it worth the money. Not too much to do otherwise. Took maybe 5-10 minutes to do the 360 view.

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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015 via mobile

The observatory was a great way to get my bearings before I walked around the city. We'll worth doing

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Thank Chris P
GenClavet, Agente d'information at Observatoire de la Capitale, responded to this review

Hi Chris P, Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and we hope to welcome you back at Observatoire de la Capitale on your next trip to Québec City! Regards, Geneviève Clavet Communications and public relations Commission de la capitale nationale du Québec / Observatoire de la Capitale genevieve.clavet@capitale.gouv.qc.ca More 

Charlottetown, Canada
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50 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

My wife and I visited here and it was excellent. The weather wasn't great so whenever we return to Québec City on a nice day, our first plan is to visit the Observatoire de la Capitale. Very nice view from the 31st floor complete with tablets describing the view and history.

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Thank PEIBusDriver
GenClavet, Agente d'information at Observatoire de la Capitale, responded to this review

Hi PEIBusDriver, Thank you for visiting us and taking a few minutes to write your review. We will be very happy to welcome you back at Observatoire de la Capitale on your next trip to Québec City! Regards, Geneviève Clavet Communications and public relations Commission de la capitale nationale du Québec / Observatoire de la Capitale genevieve.clavet@capitale.gouv.qc.ca More 

Perth, Western Australia
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614 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 549 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

The Observatoire is a fantastic place to get 360 degree views of Quebec city. You buy your tickets on the ground floor ($8.50 for seniors) then catch a lift up to the 31st floor where you are greeted by the very friendly staff. As you walk around there is information on the history of Quebec and on all the sights... More 

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GenClavet, Agente d'information at Observatoire de la Capitale, responded to this review

Hello LindaDownunder, Thank you for your kind words towards our staff and venue and for your nice review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and we hope to welcome you back at Observatoire de la Capitale on your next trip to Québec City! Regards, Geneviève Clavet Communications and public relations Commission de la capitale nationale du Québec... More 

KCMO
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104 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We went up to the observation floor and found views in every direction with explanations of the various Quebec City highlights. Several things to do on the floor for kids, and historical information as well.

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Thank riverrunnermo
GenClavet, Agente d'information at Observatoire de la Capitale, responded to this review

Hi riverrunnermo, Thank you for your review and we hope to welcome you back soon at Observatoire de la Capitale! Geneviève Clavet Communications and public relations Commission de la capitale nationale du Québec / Observatoire de la Capitale genevieve.clavet@capitale.gouv.qc.ca More 

Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

We walked to the observatoire and it was not an especially clear day but the view and the descriptions provided, along with guides that were helpful, friendly and fun to talk to - we had a great day and were so glad we make the effort to get there.

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Thank Maggy96
GenClavet, Agente d'information at Observatoire de la Capitale, responded to this review

Hi Maggy96, Thank you for taking a few minutes to write your review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and we hope to welcome you back at Observatoire de la Capitale on your next trip to Québec City! Regards, Geneviève Clavet Communications and public relations Commission de la capitale nationale du Québec / Observatoire de la Capitale... More 

Florida
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365 reviews
136 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

The Observatory offers 360 degree views of Quebec City @ $10 (adults), $8 (Seniors). Located on the 31st floor, you can walk around the entire floor, learning the history of Quebec City, through a interactive multimedia system. The staff is friendly and helpful. Several media screens provide identification of buildings at a fingers touch..

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1 Thank FLWorldwanderer
GenClavet, Agente d'information at Observatoire de la Capitale, responded to this review

Hi FLWorldwanderer, Thank you for your review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and we hope to welcome you back at Observatoire de la Capitale on your next trip to Québec City! Regards, Geneviève Clavet Communications and public relations Commission de la capitale nationale du Québec / Observatoire de la Capitale genevieve.clavet@capitale.gouv.qc.ca More 

glasgow
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743 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 285 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

We were so glad we took the opportunity to visit the observatory as the views from here are fantastic. The staff are most helpful and there are excellent display boards all the way around the four sides explaining the history of Quebec and pointing out the buildings.

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Thank susanwalsh
GenClavet, Agente d'information at Observatoire de la Capitale, responded to this review

Hi susanwalsh, Thank you for taking a few minutes to write your review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and we hope to welcome you back at Observatoire de la Capitale on your next trip to Québec City! Regards, Geneviève Clavet Communications and public relations Commission de la capitale nationale du Québec / Observatoire de la Capitale... More 

Dallas, Texas
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

The observatory, located on the 31st floor of the Marie-Guyart building. It is just 5 minutes walk from the Parliament building. You do get a very good view of the old and new Quebec city. However, some of the windows have dirty spots on them. You will need to use Photoshop to make your picture look good. Admission is $10.25... More 

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Thank P L
GenClavet, Agente d'information at Observatoire de la Capitale, responded to this review

Dear P L, We appreciate that you took the time to write a review on your visit to the Observatoire de la Capitale. Regarding the windows, even though we wash them from the inside every week, outside, they are washed twice a year and at this height, it's almost impossible to always keep them clean. We hope to welcome you... More 

Dover, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

A visit to the Observatory helps to get a better perspective on the city and its areas. Great way to spend a sunny afternoon after walking all morning seeing all the sites. The various displays adds to the visit, along with the nice and helpful staff. The elevators didn't scare me!

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Thank Sophie S
GenClavet, Agente d'information at Observatoire de la Capitale, responded to this review

Hi Sophie S, Thank you for taking a few minutes to write your review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and we hope to welcome you back at Observatoire de la Capitale on your next trip to Québec City! Regards, Geneviève Clavet Communications and public relations Commission de la capitale nationale du Québec / Observatoire de la... More 

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