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La Citadelle de Quebec

1, Cote de la Citadelle | Cap-Diamant, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 4V7, Canada
+1 418-694-2815
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The Citadelle is an active military garrison and a National Historic Site located on Cap Diamant. Its construction began in 1820. Its walls enclose 300 years of military history spanning the French, British and Canadian periods. Guided tours of the site and the Musee Royal 22e Regiment are open year-round. Ceremonies of the Changing of the Guard and Beating of the Retreat are presented in summer and included in the entrance fee. Night tours in summer and fall seasons. Permanent exhibition "Je me souviens" relates the 100-year-long history of the Royal 22e Regiment, the Canadian Forces' sole French-language regular force infantry regiment. Learn about the lives of soldiers who have served in its ranks from 1914 to the missions in Afghanistan. Audiences will also enjoy a special exhibition every year and have access to an interactive experience exploring the built heritage of the fortress and the regiment's history through interviews, video archives, and interactive maps of battles.
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1, Cote de la Citadelle | Cap-Diamant, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 4V7, Canada
Downtown Quebec City
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Reviewed May 14, 2017 via mobile

Our tour guide was knowledgeable and enthusiastic. The views were spectacular. The museum had lots of information. Money well spent.

Thank Tricia M
Reviewed May 9, 2017

Having access to an active military base is quite unusual. This is a most interesting historical location in the history of Quebec Province and modern day Canada.

Thank ClaireandG
Reviewed May 9, 2017

The one hour tour was very interesting and we learned many details that aren't readily available in the history books. Our guide, Nick, was knowledgeable, friendly and funny. He kept some of the restless kids (and adults) on the tour entertained with lots of questions...More

Thank Margaret D
Reviewed May 6, 2017

The Museum of the 22e Regiment is excellent. The tour of the Citadel, less so. They make a big deal about how it is still an active military base but in name only. There are 80 soldiers quartered there some 9 months out of the...More

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Reviewed May 5, 2017

We understand that it's still a military base but The Citadelle would have felt so much more vital if you had let the visitors see some mock-ups of quarters, or had some vivid recreations. If you've seen other Canadian forts like Fort York, Fort George...More

Thank thecleverpup
Reviewed May 3, 2017

I wasn't sure I'd bother going to the citadel, and then when I saw the admission price I was extra skeptical, but I decided to visit the gift shop and ended up deciding on the tour. The museum (admission is included with the tour) is...More

Thank KateStudyhead
Reviewed May 3, 2017 via mobile

I highly recommend visiting this site in Quebec. It is steeped in history. You can walk the area and ramparts on your own, but the tour is a great way to get the full package presented by trained and enthusiastic tour guides. They can answer...More

Thank Gumgrove
Reviewed May 2, 2017 via mobile

I really enjoyed my tour of The Citadelle it was interesting, informative and a great look back into the past. My guide Melanie also did a great job.

Thank tooter1967
Reviewed April 27, 2017

Be sure to take the guided tour to really gauge the scale and learn the historical significance of the Citadelle. I'd recommend visiting the Plains of Abraham museum before the Citadelle (about a 10-minute walk between the two).

Thank J-D-DFW
Reviewed April 26, 2017

If you enjoy history, or more specifically military history then you will enjoy a visit here. When we visited it was a chilly, breezy rainy day so our guide tried her best to move us from indoor space to indoor space as quickly as possible....More

Thank mrb415
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Leticia R
July 27, 2017|
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Response from Taxman14 | Reviewed this property |
There is no booking just turn up and pay either cash or card. I suggest you get to the citadel by 09:30am to give yourself plenty of time to get tickets and get a good spot to see the changing of the guard. It can get quite... More
Quynh N
October 2, 2016|
Response from Colin B | Reviewed this property |
There is a museum which is the starting point for visitors who want to look through the museum or do a guided tour. There is a person who operates the cash register who may have space available for you to store your luggage.
August 29, 2016|
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Response from Peter_vB2015 | Reviewed this property |
checked the website, this is the info Quebec's only Changing of the Guard Ceremony Daily from June 24 to Labour day (first Monday of September) at 10 a.m