La Citadelle de Québec

La Citadelle de Québec, Quebec City: Hours, Address, La Citadelle de Québec Reviews: 4.5/5

La Citadelle de Québec
4.5
Military Museums • Speciality Museums • History Museums
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
About
National Historic Site and active military base, the Citadelle welcomes you with its guided tours and access to the Musée Royal 22e Régiment. Located on the highest natural point in Quebec City, the Citadelle allows you to enjoy spectacular views on the town and the Saint Lawrence River. Discover the fortress of Old Quebec, home of the Royal 22e Régiment, the only French-speaking regiment with in the Canadian Armed Forces. Tickets include an hour-long guided tour of the Citadelle, mostly outside, and the access to the Musée Royal 22e Régiment. In order to protect the health and safety of our visitors and employees, we have adopted the guidelines by the Québec Ministry of Public Health, including social distancing standards and applicable health measures.
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yorkie1552
Woodbridge, Canada384 contributions
Interesting part of Canadian history
Jul. 2021 • Family
We rushed to get to Le Citadelle for 9:45am to see the changing of the guard "parade." When we arrived the clerk informed us that due to covid the changing of the guard was canceled last summer 2020 and this summer as well. We were disappointed but paid for the self guided tour. BUT there is a changing of the sentries at 11am everyday which is absolutely free prior to entering to buy tickets for the tour. After buying the tickets you can stroll through and read about the 22 regiment made up of mainly French Canadian soldiers in the indoor air conditioned museum. It was a hot day so we did the museum stroll at the end. When you tour outside there are guides who are staffed at various historical stations in the outdoor citadel tour. They spoke French and English. Each part of the self-guided citadel tour was fantastic and informative. We went to the Old Quebec City for lunch just a few minutes walk away.
Written July 14, 2021
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Mary A
Memphis, TN15 contributions
Walking tour is a must.
Jan. 2020
We so enjoyed the tour and the feeling of our ancestors being there. Enjoyed learning the history of this working fort.
Written December 2, 2020
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Freddy_on_trips
Montreal, Canada2,485 contributions
Fun visit - 27 Aug 2020
Aug. 2020
La Citadelle de Quebec is a historical museum dedicated to the 22nd Regiment that fought in many wars. The entrance fee is 18$ for an adult and you are provided a map with all the spots to visit (you can also download an audio guide in french or english to enjoy further your visit). The Covid measures are respected on site with hand sanitizer available in the main building which includes a small closed museum with military items from several dates. The only issue with closed places is that having a mask on can become tricky and make you uncomfortable. When you get outside each spot on map (see pic) has a guide that will provide an explanation on a portion of the site and respond to questions that guests might have. The guides are enthusiastic and nice. Not all building are open due to Covid-19 but you can visit the prison. You also get to see some great views of the Saint Lawrence River.

Overall - Interesting and fun visit - Recommended
Written September 6, 2020
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T G
15 contributions
Fantastic stop for some real history
Dec. 2019
AWESOME historical attraction - worth the time to learn more about world history - Canada, Britain, and America Loved it
Written August 27, 2020
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toddlerpants
Droitwich, UK982 contributions
Visit if you love the history
Aug. 2019
I'm not a massive war history buff but we did have a guide who made this quite interesting.
The view across the St Lawrence River is gorgeous and you can see why they chose this spot to defend the city. Looking down the hill you can see the canons which are bizarrely pointing at the city not away from it to defend it. A short walk away is one of the arches across the road, Great photo op. Walk the other way and you reach the Plains of Abraham (a battle site).
The French and then the English occupied the citadelle before it was handed over to the Canadians who are still in residence.
Written July 11, 2020
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twomartinilunch
Middlebury, VT560 contributions
Great history.
Feb. 2020
The day we visited it was toooo windy, hence colder than it really was so we avoided taking the walking tour, instead focused on the Le Musee Roya 22 Regiment. I am not particular drawn to military history but this was very interesting and very well done. I would enjoy visiting in nicer weather - it felt very desolate, cold and snow-covered. Still worth the effort to hike up the hill from the hotel.
Written April 15, 2020
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LunaLove
London, Canada962 contributions
Beautiful
Aug. 2019 • Solo
So pretty. History with incredible views. A wonderful place to walk around. Hot in summer, to say the least.
Written April 5, 2020
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JAY M
Montreal, Canada1,881 contributions
Definitely Don't Miss
Aug. 2019
This is one place you should definitely not miss if you're visiting Quebec. Try and reach around 10 to see the change of guard ceremony since it's very traditional and one of it's kind of experience. The Royal 22eme Regiment Museum is also worth a visit with its amazing display of collection of the regiment's and the Canadian history, especially through the two world wars and the Korean war.
We reached just around 10 but I'd recommend reaching around 9:35-9:40 because it gets crowded by 10 and you may not get the best view (and also factoring in about five minutes from the entrance since you have to buy tickets). The ceremony had already started. They have narrators in both, French and English. It's a great watch. They have a walking guided tour of the fort. You cannot walk around the fort without an escort since the fort is still an active military base. The only option, if you don't want to take the tour is to either go to the museum or leave.
Just one thing about Uber - Ubers can actually go all the way to the fort's (museum's) entrance but we had an experience where an Uber driver canceled after reaching till Cote de la Citadelle saying he can't come in.
Written February 24, 2020
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Sherri L
6 contributions
Amazing views, beautiful buildings, and the best tour guide ever!
Dec. 2019
Toured La Citadelle on 12/23/19 on a guided English speaking tour. Our guide Etienne was awesome. He was hilarious, very knowledgeable and made learning the history of the fort, the area, and some of Canada's early history so enjoyable. It was part history lesson, part trivia quiz, part comedy show with a scenic tour of stunning views added. One of the Best tours I have ever done.
Written January 21, 2020
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Just Joe
West Islip, NY119 contributions
Just Joe
Jan. 2020 • Family
Was actually sleeting out went on a private tour just a wealth of history we were walking upon. Tour guide was excellent knew every detail answered some of our ridiculous questions and had the answers
Written January 21, 2020
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