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Observatoire de la Capitale

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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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Really enjoyed the observatory

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
AmyLynn1980
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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 

Hastings, Nebraska
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202 reviews 202 reviews
109 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

It is all enclosed, which given the winters here makes sense. They have interactive displays which are fine for some, but we just liked the views!

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

Hi DowneastCornhusker, 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 

Boca Raton
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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We were there on a perfectly clear sunny day and we stayed a long time soaking in the view from every direction. It is a great way to get an overview of the entire area.

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

Hi Dkostrub, Thank you for your review! We hope to welcome you back soon at the Observatory! 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 

Vancouver
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128 reviews 128 reviews
63 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

If you want to get your bearings around Québec City, go to the Edifice Marie-Guyart, and take the elevator up 31 storeys to l’Observatoire de la Capitale to get a 360° view. Be sure to take your time, and listen to all the information stations. Sit in the comfy egg-shaped chairs that play narrations by various key figures in the... More 

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

Hi OneWayVancouver, 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 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

This was an amazing experience! To see an entire city from a bird's eye view: there are really no words to describe it! It is a very quiet atmosphere and you kind of fall in step with it :) You will enjoy the silence and the magnanimity of it all. When you're near the buildings you're amazed by sheer size.... More 

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

Dear Paroma D, Thank you for your review! We are glad to read that you enjoyed your visit and we hope to welcome you back soon at the Observatory, 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 

Montreal, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

You better drive there, stop for few minutes, take photos and leave. Do not park your car and pay! The park in front is also nice, by car you can drive and visit the park as well.

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

Dear Trip6283, Thank you for your review. We are surprised to read that five minutes was enough to enjoy all that the Observatory has to offer, in addition to the view: sound booth, 3D imagery, history of Québec City through objects and pictures, touch screens, etc. Also, here would be our suggestions on your next trip in the heart of... More 

Holden, MA
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
19 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We used to see our aerial view of Quebec from the Astral but it's closed at present so we decided to try this observatory on the 31st floor. Nicely set up with interactive stations and views of all sides (north, south, east, west) of Quebec. Helpful friendly staff. Kids are free which is a big plus, so it was affordable... More 

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

Hi SMC88, Glad you got to discover us during your last trip in Québec City! 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 

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