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“great view and more”

Observatoire de la Capitale
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$52.41*
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Quebec City Day Tour from Montreal
Ranked #35 of 214 things to do in Quebec City
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Located on the 31st (and top) floor of the Marie-Guyart Building, the Observatory is the highest point in Québec City, offering a spectacular 360 degree view. It offers a new multimedia interpretation display that takes visitors on a fantastic journey through time. State-of-the-art technology in the form of interactive touch screen terminals, soundscapes, and 3D images takes travelers back through Québec City’s rich past.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
“great view and more”
Reviewed September 27, 2012

The view is fantastic, and touch screens identify many locations. There are also 3d glasses and the old slides projected on the wall. Each direction is introduced by an airline stewardess circa 1960. She is amusing.

Visited September 2012
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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Fantastic view of Quebec City”
Reviewed September 17, 2012

The views from the top were wonderful! The staff were very helpful and pleasant. The interactive nature of the displays were fantastic! We loved the fact that we were able to learn something about the city while admiring the view! Well worth the trip!!

Visited September 2012
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Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“See the city from the 31st floor”
Reviewed August 12, 2012

Come early, you can return during the day for the same price. There is a food court in the building.

Visited August 2012
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Southwick, Massachusetts
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“A Great Place to Get Your Bearings”
Reviewed July 17, 2012

The observatory is on the 31st floor and provides a 360* view of the entire city. A great place to take photos. There are also listening stations with comfortable seats (they look like eggs) that help tell the stories of QC. There are computers set up that help to identify the buildings//areas in view. They also give brief information about them. Since it wasn't very busy, they were easy to access. There are several areas with pictures and 3-D glasses available to view them. A video screen with a women dressed as a flight attendant gives additional information in both French and English.
This was the first time visiting the observatory, but not our first time in QC. It was a little pricey ($10). We spent about hour or so at the observatory and found it helpful.

Visited July 2012
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Merrimack, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“beautiful views”
Reviewed July 13, 2012

the views from the observatory are fantastic! Full 360 degree walk around. The displays had some interesting factoids, but could have been better.

Visited June 2012
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