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Fortifications of Quebec National Historic Site

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Neighbourhood: Downtown Quebec City
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Address: 2 Rue d'Auteuil | Corner St.Jean, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 5C2, Canada
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+1 888-773-8888
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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The only walled city in Canada, Quebec City still is home to a variety of...

The only walled city in Canada, Quebec City still is home to a variety of old forts and military structures.

Meet with history in the only fortified city of North America! The suggested route, showcasing photos, texts, and videos, offers detailed information concerning the many sites and vestiges that you will encounter in the context of this must-see tour of the history of Quebec.

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Beautiful historical site

Booked this as an day excursion on our New England cruise. Very good tour guides which delivered great information and answered all questions very well.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Vancouver, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked this as an day excursion on our New England cruise. Very good tour guides which delivered great information and answered all questions very well.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we really enjoyed wandering around Quebec and found the Fortifications around Quebec to be facsinating.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had to get our photos on the fly as we drove through the old city walls. It is not conducive to stopping anywhere nearby for photos. One would have a greater appreciation of what they are experiencing after looking up the history of Quebec City and the old city walls.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We first went around on the Quebec City tour and then came back and walked through the parts we had seen. Please take water and food as there were no places opened to stop for a drink when we were walking around

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

These are kind of hard to miss for people walking around the old town in Quebec, but if one takes a moment to figure out what they are, it adds to the overall experience of a visit to Quebec City. Because of the nature of the fortifications they tend to make pretty good lookouts for the rest of the city... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The old city is wonderful and scenic. The old wall has been left intact and is a delightful highlight as you stroll through the streets. Each gate is a portal to new pleasures, gastronomic, architectural and cultural.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

Walking around this city it is hard to get lost with the great well kept fortifications still surrounding the city. It gives such a great vibe to walk into...like walking back into time of the old days!

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New Brunswick
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Inside the wall is beautiful, many picture opportunities, walking, fountains, monuments, its like being in France. Architecture of the homes and buildings are amazing preserved.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Quebec City contains North America's only walled city, and yes, you can get up right on the fortifications and enjoy the view! Going through the gates of the fortifications themselves really give yo the feel that you're entering a whole other country, in another century. And this isn't Disney. It's the real thing!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

My husband and I really enjoyed our trip to Quebec city and specially the Fortification of Quebec National Historic site. We enjoyed the site and and walking and discovering the place on our own. Definitely recommend it.

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