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La Citadelle de Quebec

1, Cote de la Citadelle | Cap-Diamant, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 4V7, Canada
+1 418-694-2815
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The Citadelle is an active military garrison and a National Historic Site located on Cap Diamant. Its construction began in 1820. Its walls enclose 300 years of military history spanning the French, British and Canadian periods. Guided tours of the site and the Musee Royal 22e Regiment are open year-round. Ceremonies of the Changing of the Guard and Beating of the Retreat are presented in summer and included in the entrance fee. Night tours in summer and fall seasons. Permanent exhibition "Je me souviens" relates the 100-year-long history of the Royal 22e Regiment, the Canadian Forces' sole French-language regular force infantry regiment. Learn about the lives of soldiers who have served in its ranks from 1914 to the missions in Afghanistan. Audiences will also enjoy a special exhibition every year and have access to an interactive experience exploring the built heritage of the fortress and the regiment's history through interviews, video archives, and interactive maps of battles.
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1, Cote de la Citadelle | Cap-Diamant, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 4V7, Canada
Downtown Quebec City
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Reviewed 3 days ago

WARNING: Guided tours only! If that's not your thing, too bad, because this is still a fully functioning and operational Canadian military outpost and they will not let you wander around on your own. I'm not a fan of guided tours, but since I was...More

Thank John P
Reviewed 4 days ago

We went there upon reading reviews from tripadvisor and were not sure what to expect. When we arrived, we were informed that the next English speaking tour was an hour later and hence we looked around the exhibits in the place. It explains the wars...More

Thank MelE06
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great place to visit if you are a History and Military person...or at least interested in Canadian Military history. Lots to see and a great place to get a nice view of Quebec City and the St. Lawrence Seaway. Definitely recommend.

Thank Kevin B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The walking tour of the Citadel grounds is a must. The young man who was our guide was excellent (wish I remembered his name). Very knowledgeable, informative and entertaining. Lot's of history surrounding this place. The museum had an excellent exhibit for the WW1 Centennial...More

Thank Rick W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was good to see but I think the value for money depends on getting there to see the changing of the guard - lovely views of the cityMore

Thank amandamZ590JR
Citadelle-de-Quebec, Représentant relations clientèle at La Citadelle de Quebec, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for sharing your comment. We are happy you enjoyed the wonderful views of Quebec City with the Saint Lawrence River ! Tickets include the one hour guided tour of the Citadelle, the access to the exhibitions of the Musée Royal 22e Régiment and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I walked to the Citadel....when we got there ...they had just a small museum....couldn't do anything else...so we turned around...and went back to the hotel.

Thank rfetty613
Citadelle-de-Quebec, Représentant relations clientèle at La Citadelle de Quebec, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for sharing your comment. Tickets include the one hour guided tour of the Citadelle and the access to the exhibitions of the Musée Royal 22e Régiment. From November to the end of April, guided tours are offered from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here towards the end of the afternoon,and caught the last tour of the day in English. You have to have a guided tour, but you can go around the museum on your own. A well organised if rather small museum, but did give the...More

Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was dragged here by the husband, it's not my scene so I didn't enjoy it much. Found it very hard to hear the tour guide as well, so that didn't help at all. We missed the change of the guards by a week, think...More

Thank 526michellem
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very cold day,and wind chill, great guided tour, very interesting history of Quebec and military events, definitely recommend, would love to come again in summer and see The changing of the guard, not to be missed if you are visiting Quebec!

Thank Bigskylvr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you like history and military then you must see. Very interesting and view over St Lawerence is nice. Walked from Hotel Champlain so parking was not a issue. Very historical.

Thank Sevencee
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Leticia R
28 July 2017|
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Response from Taxman14 | Reviewed this property |
There is no booking just turn up and pay either cash or card. I suggest you get to the citadel by 09:30am to give yourself plenty of time to get tickets and get a good spot to see the changing of the guard. It can get quite... More
Quynh N
2 October 2016|
Response from Colin B | Reviewed this property |
There is a museum which is the starting point for visitors who want to look through the museum or do a guided tour. There is a person who operates the cash register who may have space available for you to store your luggage.
29 August 2016|
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Response from Peter_vB2015 | Reviewed this property |
checked the website, this is the info Quebec's only Changing of the Guard Ceremony Daily from June 24 to Labour day (first Monday of September) at 10 a.m