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La Citadelle de Quebec
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Ranked #9 of 225 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 April 20, 2014

This is a well preserved fortress with commanding views.
There are several museums and you can count on doing lots of walking.

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Reviewed April 15, 2014

If you go to Paris, France you'll want to see the Eiffel tower, in New York the Empire state building, in London the Buckingham Palace…
In Quebec City, a guided tour of the Citadelle in July or august in order to see the changing of the guard (identical to the one in London)is a must see while in Quebec City. While you're there, you will want to walk in the old walled city, and the plains of Abraham where Gen. Wolf (British) beat Gen Montcalm (French) and changed the course of the French colony… etc…

A great visit for history buffs

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Reviewed April 11, 2014

We enjoyed a great tour of the historic Citadelle. Our guide did a fine job of conducting the tour in English. Our tour was interesting and informative. The view from the grounds would be even better in warmer weather conditions. I believe it is a must-see while in Quebec City.

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Reviewed March 29, 2014

It is wise to schedule for the whole hour. We took tons of pictures and videos. You cannot wander on your own. But the tour is well worth it. Get there early

1  Thank Thelma S
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Reviewed March 15, 2014

When you go to the Citadel, you have to take the tour since it is still an active military base, and you can not wander around on your own. The tour is about an hour, and our guide was great. You get an amazing view of the city when you reach the highest point of the base. There is no changing of the guard ceremony during the winter, so if you would like to see that, please go in the summer.

3  Thank Spencer S
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