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“Ancient nice Citadel with army base inside it”

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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“Ancient nice Citadel with army base inside it”
Reviewed October 13, 2013

The tour lasts about an hour. The guide explains about the history of the place, we visited some rooms are a kind of interesting museums. From the Citadel there'sa beautiful view of the city. Recommended tour.

Visited September 2013
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Colares, Portugal
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“A Citadelle is a Citadelle”
Reviewed October 12, 2013

Nothing special at the citadelle of Quebec. In fact is a citadelle as we have many in Europe. The best here are the views to the old city and to the St Lawrence River and the guide that did a visit agreable and fun.

Visited October 2013
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Oakville, Canada
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“A day at the Citadelle”
Reviewed October 12, 2013

Our tour guide was Sylvi, she was excellent, very knowledgeable and made it fun. Learned a little more about Canadian history and the significance of Quebec City.

Visited October 2013
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Pierrefonds, Quebec
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“Very interesting...even in the rain!”
Reviewed October 11, 2013

On a recent trip to one of our favorite places, we once again took the Citadelle tour, this time with our son and his girlfriend who have never been to Quebec City. The weather was not great, but you do get some time inside the buildings and a chance to get out of the rain. Wear flat shoes as there is some walking over cobblestones and/or grass. They have tours in French and English. We have taken the tour 3 times with various other people and we have always had charming, knowledgeable and entertaining guides. You get a great overall view of the city and it's history and it's a great way to start off your visit to the city. Highly recommend it.

Visited September 2013
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Williamstown, Massachusetts
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“Impressive fort, with superior interpretive signage, etc.”
Reviewed October 10, 2013

Wonderful views of the city and the river, if you walk the path outside the "ditch." Lots of photo opportunities.

Visited October 2013
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