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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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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

All visits inside the Citadel are tours which start in the souvenir shop. If you must wait for a tour in your language, a museum is included to keep you entertained. Small refreshments area and washrooms there as well. Actual tour take you around the...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Great visit. I'm pleased they keep this Canadian icon in such good shape. The signage is a little bit of a problem as we walked over 5km out of our way to find the front door. However, once inside we can see the the contribution...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A key landmark to see if ever in Quebec City. Just ensure you take the walking tour (included in the museum admission price) otherwise you'll not get to see most of the fort. Dress appropriately for being outside for the tour and make sure you...More

Thank Terrence S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For those with an interest in military history it is worth a visit. The 22nd Regiment feature details army tours since 1800s.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very cool place to visit. It is actually a live military base and you can see Canadian soldiers around. If you get a tour with a tour guide, the views are amazing and you learn a lot, but it isn't cheap. However...More

Thank Evan L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

La Citadelle de Quebec is located high atop the Cap Diamant and affords incredibly beautiful views of the river below and the lower city and beyond. Fun to watch the ferry boats fighting the river currents to bring passengers and cars across the river. The...More

Thank jer b
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a good part of our day at the citadel. Visited the second residence of the Canadian governal general. Learned some history in a fun way. Watched the changing of the guard. Highly recommend this attraction... go early ... not to be missed is the...More

Thank Nat L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My partner and I did a tour of La Citadelle in January. Beautiful grounds with awesome views of the Fairmont and QC. The tour itself was pretty boring and we were literally counting the minutes til it was over. I would totally recommend if Canadian...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went in the middle of a bitterly cold winter. Every time I took my gloves off to take a photo, I felt numbing pain in my hands. But all the pain in the world would not have stopped me enjoying the guided tour of...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband, our 11 year old son and I all really enjoyed the half day that we spent here. We were early so we toured the museum before the guided tour. The museum is organized according to the different wars showing uniforms, food rations, weapons...More

Thank Weatherweary
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Wayne R
April 18, 2018|
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Response from Citadelle-de-Quebec | Property representative |
Hello Wayne, Visitors are allowed to park for maximum two hours. There are no fees. We look forward to greeting you at the Citadelle.
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Tamba5
January 21, 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
July 28, 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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