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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, 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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1, Cote de la Citadelle | Cap-Diamant, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 4V7, Canada
Downtown Quebec City
+1 418-694-2815
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Reviewed yesterday

With the St. Lawerence to your right, the hotel Frontenac to your centre and old Quebec on the left you are surrounded by beauty as you take in the old Citadelle.

Thank Charlie K
Reviewed yesterday

We arrived too late to take a tour, but spent some time walking around the grounds and watching the sentries in their traditional outfits march.

Thank therese l
Reviewed yesterday

Get there by about 9:30 so you're not rushing to see the changing of the guard, a wonderful hour long demonstration and then definitely go on the tour - Alex, our tour guide was so fun and wonderful and informative. So interesting!!

Thank Jane L
Reviewed yesterday

The Citadel is well worth the visit for the tour, the views, and the mini war museum included, but it is a little bit expensive for what you get.

Thank jazemaster
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed visiting the Citadelle . However you can not walk around and tour yourself . There was a guided tour and I am unsure of the cost as we didn't do it because we didn't want to tour for an hour . There is a...More

Thank Solosac
Reviewed 3 days ago

I took a tour of the Quebec Citadel and wow! It was a very well given tour and talked about the rich history very well. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and the tour itself very interesting. The view from the citadel is amazing and...More

Thank lostinadventure
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Quebec Citadel is a tour of about an hour, led by a guide who speaks French or one speaking English. They go through the exterior grounds, a small museum of military artifacts, and the prison or "keep", which was the safest place in an...More

Thank Fun4happygirl
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Citadelle offers the best view in Quebec City of the Old City. "Je me souviens" (I remember) you'll see imprinted on the hill: the motto of the 22nd regiment based here. It's a 3-hour worthwhile visit. There are two small museums. Like the Tower...More

Thank AnLily
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a guided tour of the citadelle with Jared being our guide. He was so knowledgeable and funny. Well worth the entrance fee.

Thank SabrinaMontreal
Reviewed 5 days ago

It's a real military facility. It's a museum. It's got great views. You've gotta climb a few steep streets but it's worth the effort. Guided tours of the facility with tons of history. Museum on-site. The changing of the guard with military band is extremely...More

Thank Warren H
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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