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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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"marching band"
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"van doos"
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"canadian army"
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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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"french speaking"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Unfortunately I got into the citadel a little late. The changing of the guard starts at exactly 10AM but I didn’t know that and I missed the first 20 minutes.Still from what I saw, it was just what you would expect of such an event....More

Thank Bruce M
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Worth visiting inside and out. The history in general is interesting, but you’ll learn about the military angle of it as well. Make sure to look around, the different angle of view on the old city are sweet. Enjoy,

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Reviewed yesterday

The changing of the guard is not to be missed very well done and a good value. Quebec should be proud of their fellow Canadians.

Thank Robert N
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Reviewed yesterday

A great stop, we were actually lucky enough to see the "changing of the guard" while we were there. That was very interesting to see. You can also take a tour throughout but we chose not to and just to walk around.

Thank DonColey
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you are going to go, get there for the changing of the guards at 10 am.. seeing the goat mascot is worth it! After the ceremony you can have your photo taken.

Thank tuckercal34
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We did the tour. It was about an hour. The only buildings you can go in are the museum and old jail. The rest of the tour is walking and listening to the guide. It is very minimal walking. My sons (17 &20) found it...More

Thank Patti828
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A wonderful place to walk for an afternoon to see the old citadel. Many people here speak only French so please be respectful and try and understand that this is their first language. There are many bilingual people in restaurants and hotels.

Thank MENBBB
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

......you don't need to go back. After visiting the Citadel in Halifax, we had quite high expectations for the citadel in Quebec. The Quebec Citadel is a military base for the Royal 22nd Regiment and this will affect your visit tremendously. You are only able...More

Thank Elaine P
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Hard to find entrance. We walked almost the whole length of the Terrasse and back before giving up and finding a steep hilll up to what we thought was the free fort. You can walk the outer perimeter but you can’t cross anywhere because 40ft...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

I do recommend that you make the time to include this venue. Good history and views from the wall overlooking the terrace area and river. Included in the tour is a visit to the Governors House which we didn't do. We were too early for...More

Thank taxlady63
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Matthew C
19 July 2018|
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Response from Veronica S | Reviewed this property |
I would double check and call about a night tour, I don't believe there is one.
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George1127
4 July 2018|
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Response from Peter T | Reviewed this property |
Not sure.
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vince l
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Response from Pjo423 | Reviewed this property |
I believe it is at 10 am
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