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Fortifications of Québec National Historic Site, Quebec City

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Visit the only still-standing fortified city walls north of Mexico at Fortifications of Québec National Historic Site, part of Quebec's World Heritage-listed historic district. The 17th-century walls include four surviving gates, where original stonework was reinforced by the British after taking Quebec City in 1759. Explore the impressive fortifications, enjoy the peaceful atmosphere, and get to know a part of Canada's colonial history. Arrange to visit Fortifications of Québec National Historic Site and other attractions in Quebec City using our Quebec City tourist route planner.
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  • These fortifications, arranged in various parts of the city, do not show up as a continuum and are basically views in a single, although the judgment must be overall. Access to the city's main streets these fortifications have a big bow and turrets with possibility of walk space above; This does not increase the judgment on the fortifications, simply let this Summit better admire the viciine facades with framed Windows and colourful dormers.
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  • The historic heart of the city of Quebec. Must-see for its architecture and its history. We believe in the time of new France.
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  • One of the most beautiful remnants of the new-France, the fortifications are personified by the magnificent gate St. John and St. Louis. Don't miss to make a detour by the artillery Park and the Dauphine Redoubt. Finally in the summer through the Citadel and its changing of the guard "so British", with river views. Not to be missed
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  • Historical place. It was a wonderful experience meeting people and seeing place. It's great using horse carriages for a tour.
  • The most beautiful city in North America in my opinion.
  • A really nice historical building which changes appereance of the region.
  • The walls that surround Quebec have been ably maintained and are well placarded. Now you can walk along the top of many stretches for excellent views of the city.
  • Incredible old and stately building!