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Fortifications of Quebec National Historic Site

2 Rue d'Auteuil | Corner St.Jean, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 5C2, Canada
+1 888-773-8888
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The only walled city in Canada, Quebec City still is home to a variety of old forts and military structures. Meet with history in the only fortified city of North America! The suggested route, showcasing photos, texts, and videos, offers detailed information concerning the many sites and vestiges that you will encounter in the context of this must-see tour of the history of Quebec. BaladoDiscovery Free App Live this free unique thematic experience in the historical heart of Quebec guided by this free App. Following suggested trail: 1,8 km
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“walled city” (46 reviews)
“old city” (72 reviews)
“parks canada” (16 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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2 Rue d'Auteuil | Corner St.Jean, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 5C2, Canada
Downtown Quebec City
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"walled city"
in 46 reviews
"old city"
in 72 reviews
"parks canada"
in 16 reviews
"porte st"
in 6 reviews
"entire city"
in 6 reviews
"we enjoyed walking"
in 7 reviews
"guided tour"
in 16 reviews
"great walk"
in 7 reviews
"take photos"
in 6 reviews
"north america"
in 7 reviews
"lots of history"
in 6 reviews
"great tour"
in 8 reviews
"plains of abraham"
in 10 reviews
"upper town"
in 8 reviews
"chateau frontenac"
in 8 reviews
"quebec"
in 103 reviews
"artillery"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Very pretty - especially at night! These fortifications entrances made it easy to navigate the city.

Thank Teresa S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The gates and arches are beautiful and it is fun to walk along and see the cannons and views of city and the water.

Thank GwenM100
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A lot happened in this little area, and there are monuments and plaques all around to commemorate the history. Take the time to stop and read!

Thank femaleboxer
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On the way into old Quebec you have to enter through the gates that once lead to the old town. We took the opportunity to walk the wall from the gates to the boardwalk fronting the river. The wall to the Citadel is thick and...More

Thank tigger2594
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As a redneck historian my main focus of coming to Que City was the wall. We did not take any of the guided tours but climbed the wall via the several staircases around. It's a bit of a trek to the top of you're not...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As you pass under the arch of this walled city don’t hesitate to go up the stairway to walk along the wall. Get an elevated view of the city and the plains of Abraham....

Thank Takarehi
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Turn left at the arch and visit the Citadel. It is a must see along with the daily changing of the guard.

Thank Todd K
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Quebec is the only fortified city in North America. This already conveys the importance of visiting the remparts.

Thank Marcos S
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Beautiful old walls surrounding the city, enjoy in the Spring when you can walk them and in the winter when they get turned into the snow fortress.

Thank Mark Y
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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

There are a lot of walls and fortifications around the city and I’m still amazed with the architecture. Not sure it’s worth paying money for it however...

Thank Harold C
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Kim C
14 July 2018|
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Response from Kevin K | Reviewed this property |
The walls are 3 block walk down Rue St Louis from the Funicular. St Louis gate has a stairway up to the top of the wall, and you can walk the wall over to Rue St Jean gate, and walk the 5 or 6 blocks down Rue St Jean back to... More
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Kim C
14 July 2018|
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Response from Samndjsdad | Reviewed this property |
There is a funicular that runs from the lower town to the upper town that drops you right at the foot of the Chateau Frontenac. From there it’s maybe a 15 minute walk to the fortifications. It’s an easy walk.
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Chad H
17 July 2017|
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Response from Dave S |
The fortifications national historic site is something different than the Citadel. The Citadel continues to be an active military base which you can also take a guided tour that you pay for. The Fortifications Historic Site... More
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