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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 27 August 2016 via mobile

This tour was a lot of fun! Our tour guide was so energetic, we all thought he was high on caffeine, and told him he needs to stop drinking energy drinks. LOL. He said he never touches caffeine! That was a surprise. He told us...More

Thank ginat672
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Went to see the Changing of the Guard, which provides both a colorful show, and an insight on the operation of the fort. Extensive museum on the Regiment's history is interesting, but perhaps not enough to be the only reason to visit.

Thank Bruce H
Reviewed 27 August 2016

A real gem of an attraction for history and military buffs, but the story of the citadel and the troops stationed there is something for anyone to enjoy. The museum was very interesting with plenty of content in a fairly small space. The walking tour...More

Thank rshimony
Reviewed 27 August 2016

The Citadelle is worth a look around. It is not big, nor does it have an incredibly interesting history (it was built after the two major wars in Quebec City) but it has its role in Canadian history.

Thank RogerD99
Reviewed 26 August 2016

the Citadelle was under renovations when we visited but it was still open to the public, you can look around and take in the history for free, or you can pay for a guided tour. Either way it's a great way to learn about the...More

Thank Domstorm37
Reviewed 25 August 2016

We paid the money to go for the tour of the Citadelle......our tour guide was fantastic and the views from the canon tower were amazing!! Good little history tour for sure!

Thank Radx2
Reviewed 25 August 2016

I don't suggest many places are a must see, but this is one for Quebec. The regiment that occupies the Citadelle is only 102 years old but has plenty of interesting history, well presented in the Citadelle museum. Changing of the guard takes place at...More

Thank KmanWent
Reviewed 25 August 2016

The Citadelle de Quebec is several things — a museum; a tribute to Canada’s military history and traditions; a still-active part of the Canadian defense establishment. First, the good news: it’s a place of great pomp and circumstance, and the Changing of the Guard is...More

Thank RGinCT
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

La Citadelle is a must see for a look at history. The changing of the guard was very enjoyable. The museum was very educational, giving insight into the old forts history and the active military base and its involvement in all conflicts throughout history.

Thank David S
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

It was sadly raining at 10 am and unlike in the uk the troops don't come out in the rain. The changing of the guard was called off. But we went around the old fort as part of a tour led by a very able...More

Thank Stlo01
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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