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Plains of Abraham, Quebec City

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Visit Plains of Abraham, a historic area where the Battle for the Plains of Abraham took place in 1759. British forces invaded Quebec and defeated French troops, which led to the surrender of the city. Each year, the park sees millions of visitors and hosts sports, concerts, and festivals on an annual basis. It covers an area of 98 ha (240 ac) and features an interpretive center, as well as walking trails. Work out when and for how long to visit Plains of Abraham and other Quebec City attractions using our handy Quebec City tour itinerary website .
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  • Elevated.Good views over the St.Lawrence river,history all around,both English and French,good walking area,worth a visit on a sunny day.  more »
  • The Plains covers them a strong, that also is recommended to visit, to prepare la.condicion who enjoy it if it takes a couple of hours. To walk!
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  • To capture Quebec City from the upper reaches of the St. Lawrence River, this becomes a battlefield that is understandable from the terrain. In fact is not decisive in the defeat to France region Quebec British defeat here in the. Battlefield scars once is now a lovely lawn Park.
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  • Excellent family choice for Canada day celebrations. Canada 150 had tons of activities including obstacle courses for kids, museum entry, concerts and cake etc. All of the above at zero cost.
  • It was a good experience. Me and My School went 2 weeks ago and it was a great view of the saint-Laurence River. Very good site seeing location
  • Quebec City is a European city located in Canada. Great views of the city and the St Lawrence from the top. Nice relaxing spot.
  • Very nice historical park in the city, lots to do and see, Martello's towers to the fortifications of the citadelle of Quebec. The view on the city or the St. Lawrence river is amazing.
  • This is a very large outdoor area, somehow preserved within a busy city. Lots of walkways through the area, huge amount of greenspace to explore and take in the views. You can take the usual tourist path around to the area, or take an adventure up the almost 400 stairs up the cap-blanc stairway to the plains. Walk along the river, see the old houses, then make your way through side streets and to the bottom of the stairs to start the climb. It will seem like you're walking aimlessly to nowhere, but then you will see a steady stream of people at all hours of the day walking and running the stairs. There's a nice garden in the plains, and the area is surrounded by all kinds of hotels, restaurants and coffee shops to take a break in.

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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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