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
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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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robertdD5422BG
Trenton, Canada27 contributions
It is hard to title this one as it is a museum, historical site and at the same time an operating military base. The guided tours in french or english take you through the history of the citadell. There is also a tour of the Govenor General of Canadas residence.
Written July 31, 2022
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Yvonne B
Penticton, Canada298 contributions
Friends
This area is a national historic site and active military base. Guided tours are offered but we chose to view those parts we were interested in. Old artillery dots the area as well as the Governor General’s residence is located here. Free tours of this residence are available. This site is also the highest national point in Quebec with great views above the city and the St. Lawrence River.
Written July 27, 2022
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IdahoKelly
Idaho Falls, ID39 contributions
Couples
We put this as our number one tour and it was worth it. The guided tour was definitely worth it. Our guide Constantin, was very knowledgeable and a true credit to the visitor experience. Batiste, the goat was there and we got our picture. The museum was very well designed
Written July 26, 2022
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cebacr
Calgary, Canada35 contributions
Solo
I had a wonderful time touring the citadel. I was there early in the morning and had a great tour. The views of the city are amazing and the history is second to none. For the price, it’s a must do. There’s a second tour that’s not well publicized and that’s the tour of the Governor General’s residence. It’s absolutely free of charge and amazing. Katia took me on a personalized tour as I was the only one to sign up. The residence is beautiful with amazing art work and the views from the terrace are the best!! Don’t miss it!
Written July 16, 2022
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fencer87
Newark, NJ15 contributions
We had a tour of the Citadelle and then stayed for the Governor general's residence. Highly recommend both tours! Each was about an hour and very informative. The tourguides were incredibly knowledgeable on both tours. Well worth your time. We were only in Quebec City for 2 days so we were picky about how to spend the time. Was there with my husband and2 sons, aged 22 & 25. We all enjoyed the tours and learned alot.
Written July 11, 2022
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Peter A
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There are two tours. One is for the Governor General's Residence, and the tours are given by very qualified and well trained guides representing the Governor General. This tour is free and the residence is fabulous. A must see. My guide was Benjamin and he was entertaining and knew his history and the role of the Governor General in great detail, and easily explained how our parliamentary system works to our US guests. For this tour I give my 5-star rating. The second tour covers the Citadel proper and the history of the 22nd Regiment of the Canadian Army (the "Van Doos") who are HQ'd at the Citadel. This tour costs $18 per person, and the tour guide offered little to no knowledge of the history of the Citadel nor the 22nd, historic or recent. I was very disturbed that a premiere regiment of the Canadian Army, that is always first to battle and with so many battle honours, is represented in this way. A disgrace. For this tour, I offer this poor opinion to the CO and encourage him to do something about the private tour company who so poorly represents the regiment.
Written June 26, 2022
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Written June 29, 2022
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Aarohi S
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Friends
We did the free tour of the GG’s residence and it was great 5/5! Take a tour with Renee if you have the chance she’s very positive and had great energy! Very informative as well!
Written June 24, 2022
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Sonya K
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Friends
We very much enjoyed our tour with Renee! She is so informative and engaging. She made learning fun!
Written June 24, 2022
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Lorir P
6 contributions
There are 2 one hour tours, one of the citadel and another of the governor general’s quarters. We chose the first and found the guide to be very informative. Worth the price of the tickets
Written June 22, 2022
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beachbobe
Boston49 contributions
FYI We walked over to entrance to be told we could not enter without taking a 1 hour guided walking tour since it is an active military base Did not have time so cannot comment on inside.
Written June 18, 2022
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