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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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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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34 floors up to the most amazing views of the city! AND great explanations on interactive screens - you point and click and the explanations are there. Plus there are a couple... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
western Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Observatoire provides a very nice view of Old Quebec, but I wish it was outside like the Empire State Building or Top of The Rock in NYC. I did enjoy being able to actually see the star-shaped outline of the Citadelle after hearing about it on the Citadelle tour.

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western Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

34 floors up to the most amazing views of the city! AND great explanations on interactive screens - you point and click and the explanations are there. Plus there are a couple guides up top to answer questions - they give very full, and interesting answers. We were on the red bus tour so also got a discount which was... More 

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ObservatoireCap, Responsable relations publiques at Observatoire de la Capitale, responded to this review

Hi GratefulTravellers42, Thank you so much for your comment. By the way, Please note that the Observatoire de la Capitale is at 31st floor. We hope to see you soon. More 

Concord, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you can, make this your first stop in Quebec City. It gives a great panoramic view of the city. Lots of touch screens to tell you what you are seeing, with history included. Very helpful staff.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Peak a clear day and you will enjoy it greatly! Best views of the city...not only the most notorious places, but finding the red-roofed house, the beautiful buildings seen from above and just the movement of the city. I like information about the town displayed in the wall and the short video film by a drone

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The views are good from the top floor of this otherwise-mediocre office building. There is also a film you can watch which is shot using a daredevil with a go-pro camera. A very small space and no chairs available. The views are nice and the glass was mostly clean so the photos turn out nice. I would have liked to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great views of Quebec from here. It was so quiet, only one other couple looking round, yet it wasn't an expensive visit. On 31sr floor, you are inside and only a short walk from the firtifications and near the restaurants of Grand Allee. You can appreciate the areas around Quebec. No time limit. You can also visit after dark.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came here on a rainy day and had the entire observatory to ourselves. The guide was happy to give us detailed information and history. At first, visibility was extremely limited. That actually turned out to be a good thing, because we spent a lot of time reading the information on the wall. Excellent explanations of history, culture and trivia... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

Great way to see 360 degree views of the city. Was a clear day $14per adult $11 for seniors. We were pleased to have gone up.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

Go on a clear day for best views obviously. Quick quiet elevator ride to 31st floor. Signage in both English and French. We could see the city, river and mountains

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

The view to Quebec is really nice. It's a good point to get started with your visit and getting a bit oriented where to head to when you're back on the ground

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