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Fortifications of Quebec National Historic Site
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The only walled city in Canada, Quebec City still is home to a variety of old forts and military structures. Meet with history in the only fortified city of North America! The suggested route, showcasing photos, texts, and videos, offers detailed information concerning the many sites and vestiges that you will encounter in the context of this must-see tour of the history of Quebec. BaladoDiscovery Free App Live this free unique thematic experience in the historical heart of Quebec guided by this free App. Following suggested trail: 1,8 km
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“Cool way to pass the time”
Reviewed July 8, 2012

Nice way to pass the time on a beautiful day. The fort will take you all along the wonderful city. Plan for at least 4-6 hours if you want to go through the whole run.

Visited July 2012
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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“Great place to visit, I wish we had more time!”
Reviewed September 2, 2009

We were only able to spend a small amount of time in Quebec City, so we decided to visit the fortifications. Despite the tours being a bit disorganised to start with, when we got on the actual tour it was brilliant. Our tour leader gave us the insight into the history of the citadelle without boring or long explanations. I also learnt a lot about British history which we weren't really expecting. We also visited the powder magazine and the museum which were really interesting.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Tour of la Citadelle & ceremony”
Reviewed August 19, 2009

Came across it by accident, and enjoyed the tour & changing of the Guard at 10 am (there's an evening ceremony too). Bearskin hats and all! Great views, and great history, even for one not too interested in military history. Can see only by tour, it;s an active station for the only French-speaking Canadian regiment.

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