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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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Description: 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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Another good view

Like the CN tower in Toronto and the Olympic stadium in Montreal this also gave us some lovely views of another Canadian city. The story told was also well presented with audio... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Liverpool
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Like the CN tower in Toronto and the Olympic stadium in Montreal this also gave us some lovely views of another Canadian city. The story told was also well presented with audio visual screens providing both directional information and history.

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Cheshire UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This place was really quiet with lots of seating available to enjoy the view on each of the sides. Plenty of information available too. Maybe because it's a little tucked away with no signage on the streets. We assumed it would be round building on a parallel street & we later discovered that's exactly what friends had also done previously.... More 

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Such a nice way to see the layout of the fortifications. You have a perfect view of the Plains of Abraham so you can appreciate the size. I loved the interactive exhibits.

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Mechanicville, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We visited this attraction on our last day in Quebec, which added to our enjoyment since it enabled us to see all of the places where we had walked the previous three days. The view is amazing and the $10 fee per person is reasonable. There are comfortable chairs and interesting displays as well. The lady that greeted us as... More 

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Welland, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I was disappointed. It sounded better on the website and the brochure. It was clean but it was chesy.

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UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 411 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We didnt know about this attraction until we saw it on the lift going up to the Hotel Frontenac. It was with determination that we eventually found it and what a fabulous attraction. We spent an age here looking at the views and reading about the history of Quebec. Well worth a visit and if you do not know where... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

About $10 a person. Great views from the top! Staff very friendly and willing to answer questions and help. Many displays to provide more info about what you are looking down at. Also great to warm up from the cold weather during the winter months!

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

Hi AmyLynn1980, 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 

Quebec City, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

360 degrees of great views from the tallest building; even more on a bright sunny day! For sure the wow factor is the what you see outside, not inside, althougt the videos and other interactive displays are fine.

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

Hi MamieH60, 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 soon Observatoire de la Capitale! 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 

Trois-Rivieres, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

The admission price is affordable. If you plan to go more than twice during your stay in Quebec, the $20 (plus tax) year-round pass is worth your money. The staff are very quiet and well-mannered and they leave you on your own for as much time as you like to gaze to your heart`s content and take photos. It is... More 

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

Hi Veronique, 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 soon at Observatoire de la Capitale! 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 

Portland, me
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

It is a very nice observatory. We enjoyed it, and the nice views. The only reason that I ranked it 4/5 instead of 5/5 is because there wasn't any wow factor. It was a great visit. There wasn't anything extra that stood out, however.

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

Hi SamMeTravels, Thank you for taking a few minutes to write your review. We took good note of your comments and we're thinking real hard about that extra! 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 

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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
Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Quebec City>  > Downtown Quebec City
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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