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St. Louis Gate (Porte St. Louis)

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Address: Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
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This historic gate in Old Quebec is part of the city's extensive...

This historic gate in Old Quebec is part of the city's extensive fortification system.

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Pleasant enough but great walls

Having been rebuilt distracts from the atmosphere but the walls are well worth the walk here. The gate had been well done but the road can get a bit busy

Reviewed 6 days ago
Anthony S
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Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Having been rebuilt distracts from the atmosphere but the walls are well worth the walk here. The gate had been well done but the road can get a bit busy

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Quebec, Quebec, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Simply have to visit. It is right in front of Parlement. Again, Québec will not deceive you, it is clean, lots of real good restaurant. Prices are fair, Place is safe and secure. Don't hesitate to walk with kids.

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Thank Christian C
Wilmington, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The only walled city north of Mexico. The city walls are distinct from the Citadel. The walls are not continuous, but the Gates are still intact at several points. Great views, and the contrast between outside and inside the gates is dramatic. Seeing these gates really emphasizes what a different world it was a few hundred years ago.

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Thank AKM4755
Yucaipa, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can't miss the St. Louis gate. You pass through on your way into Old Quebec City. Walk up the stairs and be rewarded with views of the city.

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Mexico City
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

The gate is a very nice to come in the upper town. While you cross the gate, you’re going from modern town to the old town.

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Thank kartikmexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

To marvel at the superb construction close up requires a walking visit to this site and should be on everyones itinerary. Miss this location and you can not say you have seen it all. Great photo op too.

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Thank airehead2
Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

This is the main gate that leads into Upper Town. You can go through it, and you can also go up on top of it for a great view of the city. It's beautifully preserved, and just going through it is like stepping out of a time machine into another century.

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Thank Paul U
Arnprior, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

The restoration and preservation of the wall, and all the surrounding buildings is spectacular, just to walk around all the streets is so moving. The people of Quebec City are fabulous, friendly, and no need to worry if you don't speak french, mostly all are bilingual french and english

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Reviewed 22 January 2017

It is a wonderful piece of history to explore and amazing these people had the foresight to preserve it

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Crossville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

We saw St. Louis Gate on our way to the Plains of Abraham after we left the Parliament Building. The St. Louis Gate is one of the four surviving gates in the Quebec City wall ramparts.

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