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Fortifications of Quebec National Historic Site

2 Rue d'Auteuil | Corner St.Jean, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 5C2, Canada
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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” (43 reviews)
“old city” (70 reviews)
“parks canada” (15 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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+1 888-773-8888
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"walled city"
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"old city"
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"parks canada"
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"entire city"
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"we enjoyed walking"
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"guided tour"
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"take photos"
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"great walk"
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"take your time"
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"north america"
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"lots of history"
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"plains of abraham"
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"upper town"
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"chateau frontenac"
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"quebec"
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Such a delight to be able to be within the only North American walled city north of Mexico. Feels like a step back in time. You can explore Old Quebec and marvel upon hitting these mighty fortification walls.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked down Rue Saint-Jean from where we were staying and came to the fortifications and the Porte Saint-Jean, our entry into Old Quebec. You can still walk for about four miles along these walls, but just seeing them at Saint-Jean gives you a sense...More

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Reviewed March 11, 2018

The walls add such a historical feel to the city of Quebec. Makes it all that more interesting to visit.

Thank Ken Q
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Reviewed March 5, 2018

Very much appreciated how walk-able we found this area. Well lit, great picture opportunities, rich history.

Thank Nina W
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Reviewed March 1, 2018

This marks the entrance to Old Quebec, and is just something to see. There are four entrances, I think, and they're all just wonderful.

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Reviewed February 25, 2018

We walked the old city area inside & out enjoying the wall, the gates, the village, upper & lower. Love the architecture.

Thank KEAH67
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Reviewed January 23, 2018

You will not want to leave this place once you get here. It has so much to offer with walks and tours. Just magical.

Thank Les W
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Reviewed January 23, 2018

This is a magical town and anyone that wants a place with history I highly recommend going to Quebec, you will not be in happy with it.

Thank Alison5111
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Reviewed January 17, 2018

During the winter months they set up an ice skating rink right in front of this fort. Having the city lights at night light up the walls make it seem like the perfect accent to ice skating.

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Reviewed January 2, 2018

The fortifications are fascinating throughout the city as we see just how protected the city was. They are constantly renovating different areas, but it is worth seeing and then learning more about this historic city.

Thank lovetohike1111
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Janina P
March 31, 2017|
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Response from Therese W | Reviewed this property |
I believe there is more than one. I took lift up and walked down. Great view from the top.
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Jerry C
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Response from GinDub | Reviewed this property |
It is mostly expensive to park in the city i dont know if you hotel allow you to park but the best is to take a bus And in Quebec city it is very easy to walk around the city and even to go from UpQuebec to Low Quebec you... More
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