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La Citadelle de Quebec, Quebec City

Categories: Military Museums, History Museums, Museums
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4.2/5 based on 2,200+ reviews on the web
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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  • The Citadel is the ideal place to take a stroll to discover the old Quebec. A walk that offers beautiful views of the St. Lawrence River. Stuck between the old Quebec and the plain of abraham offers you the choice to determine the meaning of your visit.
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  • In my opinion, the best place of Quebec. Our tour guide Julia are amazing person and how everything about the La Citadelle. 
  • Apart from the view of quebec and the sympathy of the girl who made the ride to avoid. There is nothing to do in this season: no guard... and the price is excessive, same history buff, I got nothing!
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  • The citadel is an active base so you have to take a tour to even get on the premises. There are actually two tours here however. One is of the Citadel itself which is limited to the restored exhibits in the barracks, jail and armory. It is the best way to see the changing of the guard, although that doesn't start until mid June. It is also a good way to see the firing of the cannon which takes place at noon daily. There is a second free tour which is not well advertised which also allows you access to the grounds. It is the tour of the governor general's premises. This tour was far more informative in the history of Canada and its system government. The tour guides for this tour were very knowledgeable. The house itself is full of interesting Canadian art work and worth seeing for the great views of the city and river alone.
  • Two tours offered. The military tour interesting with a history of the citadel and the 22nd Paras. The free tour of the Governer Generals official quarters was not to be missed. There Is a ceremony of the changing the guard at 10 am and 5 pm included with the paid tour. The video of soldiers experiences from Afganistan was worthwhile.
  • Nice attraction in the middle of Quebec. The history isn't that fascinating, as there weren't any great battles fought here. Nevertheless, they have done a good job maintaining it, and keeping it relevant. The tour guide (you have to use one) was well informed and the views of the old town were spectacular. Recommend a visit here for sure! And just use your imagination to reflect back on what it would have been like a 100 years ago while you look down at the old town from the Citadel walls.
  • The guided tours are great. The governor general tour is free and you get see where state dinners happen. The citadel tour is $16 and you can see soldier's medals and the world's most fortified toilet.
  • Very well organized and interesting history of the citadelle! The tour guide, Frank, was a very friendly and humorous guy, and we definitely enjoyed the tour very much.
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