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St. Louis Gate (Porte St. Louis)

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Address: Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
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This historic gate in Old Quebec is part of the city's extensive...

This historic gate in Old Quebec is part of the city's extensive fortification system.

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A nice walk!

Walking the old fortification wall was a great way to view the city and get a sense of why Quebec was "founded" and placed where it was placed.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Ossining
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walking the old fortification wall was a great way to view the city and get a sense of why Quebec was "founded" and placed where it was placed.

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Convoy, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While the gate is awesome and starts the entrance into another world, I really want people with kids to know about these two awesome splash pads we found, and it won't let us review them anywhere else!! If you walk up along the wall from the Porte St. Louis to the Porte Dauphine, there is a small playground and splash... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a very nice entrance to Old Quebec. You know once you have entered you are in a completely different world. Nice photo spot and you can get to the top for a great view of the city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

it is very beautiful to go under the door and when you ppass fro there it is a restaurant world after crossing the gate and different kind of food with lost of concert buggay ride and so much to do in here.

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Quebec City, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This gate is located next to the Quebec Parliament and leads into the fortified old city. It is on rue St-Louis which offers one of the nicest views of the architecture of the 1700s and 1800s while ending at the famous Chateau Frontenac. The gate itself offers nice opportunities for photography, especially at night. Horse rides are offered next to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked onto this and were amazed at how old and how well this has been maintained. It was fun to climb up and look around.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

In my other review of the fortifications in general I made the point that the walls had assumed even greater importance after the British arrived, to defend against an attack from the new republic of the USA after the War of 1812. The St Louis Gate is on the street of that name leading from the old to the newer... More 

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Port Sydney, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Walked through St Louis Gate everyday several times. Can even walk up on the wall. Just love the old city centre

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

This is an uphill walk from the waterfront area - but well worth it - if you want to tour the "Citadel" you pretty much have to walk up the ancient street to this gate - very pretty!!

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

Anyplace there are ancient walls...I'm loving it! You can walk on it, walk through it, around it...and imagine what it was like when it was the fortification protecting the city!

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