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Observatoire de la Capitale

Edifice Marie-Guyart | 1037, rue De La Chevrotiere, 31st floor, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 5E9 , Canada (Downtown Quebec City)
(418) 644-9841 or 1-888-497-4322
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Ranked #26 of 141 Attractions in Quebec City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Observation Decks/ Towers
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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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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Montreal, Canada
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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
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19 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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

West Sand Lake, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Stopped at the observatory on an overcast and somewhat rainy day. Views of the City and surrounding terrain were still good despite the cloud cover. Nice layout and easy to read signage. Staff was very friendly and knowledgeable and enjoyed giving us information about different events in and around the CIty. Worth the $8.00.

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

Hi Archman8, Thank you for your review! Glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and were able to have a nice view despite the weather. We hope to welcome you back soon at the Observatory! Geneviève Clavet Communications and public relations Commission de la capitale nationale du Québec / Observatoire de la Capitale genevieve.clavet@capitale.gouv.qc.ca More

Maynard, Massachusetts
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

A nice attraction that's worth checking out. Keep in mind that its not the Empire State Building, but on a nice day you can see really far. The view also allows you to get a good perspective on the layout of the city. The exhibit and observation viewing area is inside, so a good place to visit on a rainy... More

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

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

Ottawa, Canada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
33 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Unless you're a photographer, you probably won't appreciate this place so much. It's nice, it's cool (literally - it's well-conditioned even on a hottest day), and you can see the city lying beneath you. I can't say that it's not 360-degrees view, but probably it's not something you expect. No glass walls, no panoramic views, just a series of (pretty... More

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Gardiner, Maine
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62 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The views are good at the top, but I would not consider them anything more than average. There are other locations in the city that can offer comparable views. The one exception is the view of the Citadelle, where you can get a great picture of the star-shaped design.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

The best FIRST place to go in Quebec City to see the entire city with the history of what you are seeing from the highest spot. Clever 360 degree audiovisual presentation includes old photos with which to compare the present vista. A few audiophones don't work, but the majority do... this takes at least an hour to do it all... More

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Wonderful way to get the panoramic view of Quebec city. Loved seeing it from all angles. Excellent way to take it all in from up high and nice little shop inside to buy some books and info on Quebec.

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GenClavet, Public Relations Manager at Observatoire de la Capitale, responded to this review

Hi CMF568, Thank you for your review! We hope to welcome you back soon at the Observatory! Geneviève Clavet Communications and public relations Commission de la capitale nationale du Québec / Observatoire de la Capitale genevieve.clavet@capitale.gouv.qc.ca More

New York City, New York
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121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Go on a clear day and you see the entire city and beyond. Definitely worth the time and cost to get these spectacular views.

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GenClavet, Public Relations Manager at Observatoire de la Capitale, responded to this review

Hi R G, Thank you for your review! 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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