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“Governor General's House”

La Citadelle de Quebec
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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. Special exhibition Fighting in Flanders – Gas. Mud. Memory. This exhibition uses wartime artifacts, art, personal stories, photographs, archival materials, audiovisual presentations and more to relate the harrowing experiences of Canadian troops who fought in some of the worst battles of the First World War. They fought through poison gas in the Second Battle of Ypres, and struggled through a sea of mud to take Passchendaele ridge. This enlightening, content-rich exhibition also highlights Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae’s iconic poem In Flanders Fields, and explores how Canadians and Belgians have continued to remember and commemorate the First World War over the past century. Fighting in Flanders – Gas. Mud. Memory. was developed by the Canadian War Museum in partnership with the Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 in Belgium, and with the generous support of the E. W. Bickle Foundation. The exhibition is supported by National Presenting Sponsor VISITFLANDERS. The access to the exhibition is included in the general fee (Citadelle+museum).
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“Governor General's House”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2013

Mom and I enjoyed a free tour "in English" of the Governor General's House. What a treat. We were the only one's on a one hour tour. Our guide was fantastic. We saw the old and new parts. Great art work. Best views in town from the patio along the river. One of the highlights of our trip and FREE!!!!

Visited September 2013
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“Well Worth the climb to the top”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2013

Terrific views of the city from the heights of the Citadelle. An interesting walk through the history of the battle of the Plains of Abraham

Visited September 2013
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“Military site still used today provides great views but limited tours.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2013

This is a well documented site full of interesting information available to understand its use over the centuries. Unfortunately, when we were there (Sept), we learned that tours of the entire facility could only be had when accompanied by a guide, and only once per hour. Since we didnt want to wait 45 minutes for the next tour, we never got to see the whole place...tooo bad.

Visited September 2013
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Vancouver B.C. Canada
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“Great - even for the non-history buff.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2013

Note that you can only get inside the citadel on a guided tour. We took both the day and night tour - and are very glad we did. Both were fun (and educational). If you have time for only one - take the night tour. It is really fun: conducted by a soldier (with a lantern) who tells us he died several hundred years ago. During the tour you also come across several other ghosts, who tell us their story.
Don't miss it!

Visited September 2013
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Le Blanc, France
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“Well worth a visit if you are a history buff.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2013

The citadel can only be visited with a guide, but we were very lucky and had a delightful young student who obviously loved his job. He had a sense of humour, and that is very important when you are dishing out facts and figures. He also had a calm voice, unlike some of his colleagues we could hear with other groups! The citadel itself is fascinating, and having read all about it in our history books as children, it was exciting to actually be there. And of course we learned a lot more than our history books taught us! We wouldn't have missed it for the world.

Visited September 2013
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