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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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"goat"
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"an active military base"
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"guided tour"
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"guard ceremony"
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"buckingham palace"
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"governor general"
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"night tour"
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"military history"
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"highest point"
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"takes place"
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"great tour"
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"interesting history"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Even my 11 year old daughter enjoyed this tour. It was very informative and fun! I would highly recommend for not only the views but also for the history.

Thank libratravel
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our guide Patricia made big efforts to explain everything in english. She was adorable and made the tour very friendly. Learn a lot about military history.

Thank Janice P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A visit to the Citadel provides an amazing view of Quebec from its highest point. Still an active military base, you don't get in to most of the buildings but the guided walk is informative and entertaining. They also have a very nice museum. I...More

Thank Kimo6229
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved my visit to the Citadelle and was very fortunate to have a private tour (in French). My tour guide was fantastic and very informative- he gave excellent explanations and was rather patient with me (French is my second language). I learnt a lot...More

Thank samirdw
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband loves history so I suggested that we visit the Citadelle, which was only a kilometer from our hotel. Being the oldest military building in Canada and a National Heritage site, we felt that this was well worth the visit. Upon our arrival, we...More

Thank KathleenR_28
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have never been anywhere and witnessed this extensive of a Changing of the Guards Ceremony. I have to admit it was as impressive as I had hoped. There is a narrator, but unfortunately the sound system is a bit lacking and it could be...More

Thank garyww
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If in Quebec City take the time to learn some history and go to the Citadelle. Reasonable prices for the your and very enjoyable and informative. Views over old Quebec City are incredible as you are in the highest elevation in the arae.

Thank Veronica S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a must visit to do with the Family or as a couple perfect to visit and find out about on Quebec! Has quite a lot of artefacts and history of value to see! FUN!!!

Thank 211francoisa
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Even cold you should visit walk and behold this amazing place. There you’ll feel in a fairytale movie.

Thank Saulo A
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Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

Definitely suggest to take the guided tour (no guided tour available in the extreme weather/winter). You will get to know the history and the use of each area, on top of that you will get a good view of the river, chateau frontenac and all...More

Thank Nita C
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Tamba5
20 January 2018|
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Response from Tim L | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are some spots in side the Citadelle. And if you have problems walking i would recommend parking in there lot because the Citadelle is the highest point in the city so its quite an up hill walk. hope this helps you
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Leticia R
27 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
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Quynh N
2 October 2016|
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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.
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