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La Citadelle de Quebec

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Neighbourhood: Downtown Quebec City
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Address: 1, Cote de la Citadelle | Cap-Diamant, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 4V7, Canada
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+1 418-694-2815
10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00

The Citadelle, National Historic Site, is located on Cape Diamant. The...

The Citadelle, National Historic Site, is located on Cape Diamant. The star-shaped layout is characteristic of Vauban fortifications. Construction began in 1820 and ended in 1850. Its walls enclose 300 years of military history in Quebec City spanning the French, British and Canadian periods. The Citadelle is an active military garrison. Guided tours of the site and the Royal 22e Regiment Museum, open year-round. Ceremony and changing of the Guard in summer. Night tours in summer and fall season. 2014: A new permanent exhibition "Je me souviens" "Je me souviens" relates the 100-year-long epic of the Royal 22e Regiment, the Canadian Forces' sole French-language regular force infantry regiment. Find out about the lives of the French-speaking soldiers who have served in its ranks, from 1914 to the missions in Afghanistan. Audiences will enjoy an interactive experience exploring the built heritage of the fortress and the regiment's history through interviews, video archives, and interactive maps of battles.

Special exhibition Fighting in Flanders – Gas. Mud. Memory.

This exhibition uses wartime artifacts, art, personal stories, photographs, archival materials, audiovisual presentations and more to relate the harrowing experiences of Canadian troops who fought in some of the worst battles of the First World War.

They fought through poison gas in the Second Battle of Ypres, and struggled through a sea of mud to take Passchendaele ridge. This enlightening, content-rich exhibition also highlights Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae’s iconic poem In Flanders Fields, and explores how Canadians and Belgians have continued to remember and commemorate the First World War over the past century.

Fighting in Flanders – Gas. Mud. Memory. was developed by the Canadian War Museum in partnership with the Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 in Belgium, and with the generous support of the E. W. Bickle Foundation. The exhibition is supported by National Presenting Sponsor VISITFLANDERS.

The access to the exhibition is included in the general fee (Citadelle+museum).

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Nice military site with great site and pictures to be taken.

Nice military site with change of guards and other military reel activities. It has a long and steady walk to get there but after it's quite easy to visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice military site with change of guards and other military reel activities. It has a long and steady walk to get there but after it's quite easy to visit.

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Halton Hills, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A good place to obtain a little bit of our history, parts of it are under construction, but worth the visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nothing more beautiful and historic ..Feeling of True Canada Children enjoyed very much the old culture and the preservation of the culture

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nick our tour guide was enthusiastic intelligent and although not a native English speaker delivered to jokes with aplomb. History was interesting to me and I had not previous understanding of a citadel and the history between Canada British and US. Lucked out to be there for the noon day canon firing.

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New Rochelle, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you have a chance to visit old Quebec, find out the times that the citadel is open and has a tour because it's well worth the visit. There's a parade and then the chance to actually see inside some of the buildings and find out a bit of the history when Quebec was defended from the Citadelle. The views... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place to visit with good explanations, very not expensive. Important historical site. Near everything

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The citadel is located right next to Old Town. It has it's own museum, and the guided tour of the citadel itself was wonderful. We had a charming tour guide who was a student teacher, and he really made the place come alive! Don't miss the spectacular view of the city from the ramparts of the Citadel!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the entrance into the old part of QC. Reminds you of being in a Eouropean city. Should be seen in the winter and summer and leads out into the walls surrounding the Plains of Abraham. Close to that is the Plains of Abraham.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Toured the Citadelle in November. It was cold walking around the grounds of the Citadelle but it was worth it. Our tour guide was excellent and funny. There is also some great views of the city from there. When my wife and I were on the tour we saw them shoot of a Howitzer to mark that it was 12:00.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great view of the city and the Frontenac Chateau, I took the guided tour and was fantastic, because the imagination flies to go back in history.

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