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La Citadelle de Quebec, Quebec City

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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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  • With my partner and friends we wandered around here one afternoon. It was hot but the breeze off the river cooled us. A great place to walk around and if you are a people watcher do that too.  more »
  • This was a nice activity to learn about the history of Quebec City. The tour is an hour long but the guide made it interesting and honestly the hour flew by. The site is stroller accessible which was ...  more »
  • We toured this very interesting site on our trip to Quebec City in mid- May but unfortunately our guide (we needed English) spoke very poor English and we had a great deal of difficulty understanding ...  more »
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  • The changing of the guards ceremony was very long, but interesting nonetheless. The museum inside is also intriguing, but we didn't get a guided tour because of timing issues. Would have loved an audio tour. Especially fond of the goat, Sgt.Batissé XI, and his golden horns. Recommend this place for its view. Come at 12:00 to see a cannon fire!!
  • The experience was horrible. Our tour guide was racist, annoying and anyone of colour felt threatened. She had the most annoying voice that I have ever heard. She gave us useless information that no one cared about. She couldn't speak English properly. She raged often and threatened to get a soldier to injure us. I would highly not recommend this place and if you come avoid this tour guide at all costs. PS If I could I would give this zero stars
  • Great piece of Canadian history. Just as interesting in my late 30,s as it was in grade 5! Our only complaint is the lack of signage. We spent an hour and lots of money looking for parking, then realized when we got inside the compound that there was free parking inside.
  • What a wonderful experience provided by my hosts. Great atmosphere, view and venue for everything we did. Well worth the visit.
  • We did the guided tour which is definately worth the $16. The last tour is at 5pm and its pretty much all outside with 2 miniature museums that can only be accessed with a guide.