Battlefields Park (Parc des Champs-de-Bataille), Quebec City

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Stroll through Battlefields Park (Parc des Champs-de-Bataille), a historical urban national park and green lung of Quebec City. Established as a park in 1908, the area contains the Plains of Abraham--site of a famous 1759 battle between British and French forces. The British victory proved decisive for the subsequent development of the nation. View numerous pieces of artillery sprawled across the park and admire the Martello towers, which the British built to defend the city against an American siege. To visit Battlefields Park (Parc des Champs-de-Bataille) and other attractions in Quebec City, use our Quebec City route builder site .
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  • Plains of Abraham in 1759, France army is defeated by British troops is maintained as a battlefield Park. The entrance is Museum, displays historical documents on the military at that time. Across the St. Lawrence River from the fortress type Park in the Observatory, far better views.
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  • Full of great history; delightful place to walk or cycle to work up an appetite for lunch. And then the view down over the St Lawrence............on a sunny day.........Oh My!  more »
  • Worth the ride up the hill to see the historic fields and the views of the St. Lawrence. A perfect park to ride through on bicycles. Enjoyed learning about the history of the battle too.  more »
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  • A beautiful spacious park along the shore of the St. Lawrence River is definitely worth visiting while in Quebec city. The scenery is incredible and for the most part does not allude to the fact that a bloody battle between the French and English happened on this spot 250 years ago. There are 2 Mortello towers in the park to showcase the military past but also a very colorful garden with a statue of Joan of Arc in it's center. A very large park that sits beside the Citadel and is very accessible to enjoy.
  • Quiet, peaceful, great for jogging and with great scenery. Beautiful setting where the faith of Canada was decided many years ago. Great for a picnic, great for biking, great overall.
  • Great place for jogging in the city! ...or to do a nice picnic with the family! It is Quebec city 's "Central park" with lots of history!
  • Spectacular views of the city. However a steep climb, not suitable for those who can't walk long distance
  • Beautiful historic park. Well kept.

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Most accommodations cluster on the west side of the St. Lawrence River, with the city's split-level old town offering the widest range of options and best access to top attractions. Stay in the upper town to be close to the castle and enjoy views over the river. What the lower town lacks in panoramas, it makes up for in historic charm and access to riverside cafes and restaurants. If you want a less-touristy experience, consider the up-and-coming neighborhood of St. Roch, whose cafes, bars, restaurants, and artistic spaces make it an alternative traveler's paradise.
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