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“Interesting tour” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Citadelle de Quebec

La Citadelle de Quebec
1, Cote de la Citadelle | Cap-Diamant, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 3R2, Canada (Downtown Quebec City)
+1 418-694-2815
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Quebec City Walking Tour
Ranked #13 of 119 Attractions in Quebec City
Type: Museums, Cultural
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Owner description: The Citadelle, National Historic Site, is located on Cape Diamant. The star-shaped layout is characteristic of Vauban fortifications. Construction began in 1820 and ended in 1850. Its walls enclose 300 years of military history in Quebec City spanning the French, British and Canadian periods. The Citadelle is an active military garrison. Guided tours of the site and the Royal 22e Regiment Museum, open year-round. Ceremony and changing of the Guard in summer. Night tours in summer and fall season. 2014: A new permanent exhibition "Je me souviens" "Je me souviens" relates the 100-year-long epic of the Royal 22e Regiment, the Canadian Forces' sole French-language regular force infantry regiment. Find out about the lives of the French-speaking soldiers who have served in its ranks, from 1914 to the missions in Afghanistan. Audiences will enjoy an interactive experience exploring the built heritage of the fortress and the regiment's history through interviews, video archives, and interactive maps of battles. December 4, 2014 to May 9, 2015 In 1914, the First World War broke out in Europe. In 2014, the canadian mission in Afghanistan ended. To underline the historical, technical and human connections between these two periods Canadian Forces Camera Combat loan to the Musee Royal 22e Regiment the photographic exhibition Parallel. The Museum has adapted the exhibition with some photographies from its archives and objects from its collection. Photographies from the Great War and from Afghanistan are aesthetically presented together. An activity booklet is available at the Museum for young people. Access to the temporary exhibition is included to the fees of the general admission of the Citadelle and the museum. *Please note that we answer only in english or in french to the comments. Thank you.
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“Interesting tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

Great views overlooking the St Lawrence and Levis, interesting history and museum pieces. Ours was an English speaking tour, but the Tour guide was Russian and a bit hard to understand. He seemed to have a hard time understanding our questions too. Definitely recommend if you're interested in the history of Quebec and the Citadelle.

Visited October 2012
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“In Quebec City? DO THIS!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

This place, and the tour, explains WHY Quebec City is where it is, and what it is.

Kind of hard to get here. The easy solution is to take a cab. No fun. The more interesting solution is to walk up here from Upper Old Town. A rather long, up-hill, walk, but very interesting and, besides, it is GOOD FOR YOU! At peak times there is also a little railway that will bring you up, but not when we were there (October).

One can only visit this place with a guide, and the guides are great! Separated by language (French, English and, on some tours, other languages) the guides know their Citidel and the history behind it. They also, apparently, don't take tips(?!?!).

The view from the walls are worth the price of admission, but the rest of the tour does explain Quebec...from both the British and French points of view.

Do it again? In a minute!

Visited October 2012
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“A glimpse of history”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Enjoyed a cold afternoon walk around this historical site. Guided tours are $CA10 for adults (but the timing wasn't quite right for us - lunch took priority!) A new museum will be opening soon in time for the Citadelle's anniversary so there will be more to see shortly. For the time being don't miss the stunning view over Quebec harbour.

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“History, architecture and views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

We had a great tour, Alexandre really knew what he was talking about. In about 45 minutes we covered many of the buildings and learned a lot.

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“Pretty cool place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

We went on a blustery day and most of the tour is outside of the actual buildings so save this for a nice day if possible. The tour guide was great and really knew the history and told the citadels story quite well. They also let you go into the citadel museum. If you travel to the citadel between June and Labor day you will also experience the changing of the guard which I am told is quite a spectacular. Sadly we were here in October but nontheless quite enjoyed this place/tour.

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