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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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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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Old army base

They have parades and lots to see if you enjoy old buildings and old equipment every where, including canons on turrets.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

They have parades and lots to see if you enjoy old buildings and old equipment every where, including canons on turrets.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was really good to see. You have to take a tour as it's an active army base for the 22nd French Canadian regiment. The tour guides grandfather was a serving member and the trainee tour guides husband was is a current serving soldier so they both had an interest in the base and this showed through the tour. They... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a wonderful visit to the Citadel - a very cool structure copied from a famous French man by the British and build by germans !!! To protect the city from war. The museum is a very good hit prism account of the 22nd battalion in both ww1 ww2 and more recent missions. We had a fantastic tour guide... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Citadelle is easy to explore, and there are great photo ops all around, especially of the colorful and smartly dressed guards.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an awesome site for views and history. The changing of the guards ceremony was fantastic. Definitely recommend.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We very much enjoyed our visit to The Citadel of Quebec. Located near the Plains of Abraham, the massive facility was built by the British after try Seven Years War as a defence against American invasion. It is the home of The Royal 22nd Regiment (Vandoos) and also is an official residence of the Governor General. The museum dedicated to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The changing of the guards and the tour was great to learn more about the history behind the Citidel, the fort, the war and what part Quebec city played in it. The tour guide was very pleasant and very informative and really knew her history. The museum was great

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited the Citadel to learn more about the early settlement history of New France and to see where the famous "Van-doos" Regiment resides. The staff work for a society as it is an active army base. I took an English tour and it was done with panache by the tour guide. The history is interesting and the views of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed our trip here. The museum was nice to wander, lots of interesting military history - we had about 40 minutes to wander through it before our guided tour of the fort. The guided tour was very good, but if you go in the winter, be sure to dress warm - it's mostly an outdoor tour! Great spots to... More 

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The tour was fun. Our tour guide Sebastian was great. Great if you like history/military history. Awesome view of the city.

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