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La Citadelle de Quebec, Quebec City

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Military Museum
Visit the oldest military building in Canada, La Citadelle de Quebec, and absorb 300 years of rich history. Take a tour of the citadel to learn about its role in the colonial past. You'll discover the reasons for the structure’s intriguing "star" shape, and delve into a museum filled with uniforms, weapons, and other artifacts. Be sure to keep your eye on the citadel's schedule during the summer months, as the site holds many interesting events, including the opportunity to visit at night. If you enter after dark, you'll come across notable figures from the citadel's past and hear them recount the tales of their times. Put La Citadelle de Quebec into our Quebec City tourist route planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • A well-preserved ancient fortalexa. Miy primra and attentive Guide. With much knowledge of history. The unique vidta and we had to see and hear the shot at noon. Lu educational interactive museum.
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  • Took a tour of the citadelle and lucked out with a fantastic guide! Mary-Michelle was a wealth of information and very personable! I had no idea how much history the citadelle had and that it is still...  more »
  • I got there just in time for a tour (though they're pretty regular) and it was just me and a nice American couple. Our guide was called Anna and she was so nice! She knew a lot and answered all of our...  more »
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  • The ticket includes a one-hour tour, which is not too tedious. I was sceptical to see the attraction at first, but if you time it with the change of the guard (11am), it is pretty interesting. You have the chance to see a goat in an old military robe! The view from the North walls is also impressive.
  • as european and frenchish you can get when it comes to architecture and environment (except that the people were nice)
  • So much history and pride here! Makes this American boy LOVE Canada! The tour is a must!
  • Not just about the goat. Though the goat's pretty cool. You can walk around the edges at any time. Perfect place for views of the city. That being said, I would recommend paying for the tour as the experience of the citadel is a bit superficial without it. Changing of the guard ends after Labour Day in September though. I will miss that goat.
  • great tour as part of the admission. provides great view of the st lawrence river and quebec city.