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La Citadelle de Quebec
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Ranked #9 of 223 things to do in Quebec City
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Owner description: 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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Reviewed July 9, 2013

wow..what a place to see - changing of guards & other activities a bit overrated if you have seen the ones in London you can skip unless you are a morning person and want to be there by 10.00 am when you are on vacation ... .

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Reviewed July 9, 2013

Long hike up to the Citadelle. We went to see the Changing of the Guards at 6:00 PM. Only 3 or 4 guards and no music. However, at 10 AM there are many more guards, a band and a goat mascot. More interesting to see so go in the morning. Free

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Reviewed July 9, 2013

Great view of QCITY and the st Laurence river.

The fort tour guide was very entertaining for both knowledge of history and place.

Without him, it would not be as interesting.

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Reviewed July 6, 2013 via mobile

The citadelle of Quebec is a must for anyone visiting Quebec. The history of the 22nd regiment was very interesting and the museum of the founding of Quebec and its military ordeals with the Americans and British was interesting as well. I saw the changing of the guard for the royal 22nd regiment which is the only one in the Canadian military that takes all of their orders in French, so the entire changing of the guard was as well.

The views across the St. Lawrence river were great and the view of the Frontenac was spectacular.

Thank Christopher C
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Reviewed July 5, 2013

I only skirted around this, but it is part of the cities ancient protection and has a lot of history. Recommended.

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