We took the night tour (kind of a "ghost" tour) of La Citadelle on Friday night. It began at 7:30 pm, and it was dark by the time the tour began. We were met by a tour guide who began the tour conventionally, but all of a sudden a "ghost" of a British corporal appeared and demanded to finish the tour. It was a very informative and entertaining tour. The ONLY negative thing I have to say about it was that we were walking (in the dark) up and down stone stairs and across expanses of grass that were uneven and bumpy. Being part of the over-60 crowd, I would not have signed up for this tour if I had realized that in this historic part of Quebec City improvements like pathways and lighting are not permitted. The stone steps were sometimes broken, off-center, or uneven. It really was impossible to see where we were walking sometimes, and my husband stumbled and fell on a step at one point. If you have ANY issues with your vision or your walking ability, you should skip this tour and come back to the Citadelle during the day, when you can see where you're walking.
We were shown some very interesting features of the Citadelle, and we felt that this was a very informative tour. Because it was dark, we weren't able to take pictures. The guides who acted the parts of the various personalities we met were excellent.
The cost of the tour is $18 for adults and $16 for seniors. The tour begins in the Citadelle visitor center, where there is a very nice gift shop and restrooms. By the end of the tour, however (about 9:00 pm), the visitor center was closed.
One accesses the Citadelle by walking up Rue de Citadelle, a fairly steep incline but only about a five-minute walk.
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