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Musee du Fort

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Neighbourhood: Downtown Quebec City
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Address: 10 rue Sainte Anne, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 3X1, Canada
Phone Number: +1 418-692-2175
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This small museum chronicles the history of the city, including the...

This small museum chronicles the history of the city, including the numerous battles fought for its control.

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Quaint history lesson

A lot better than expected. The show alternates in French and English, with special effects and clever lighting. It is on the first floor up and worth the entry fee.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 474 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A lot better than expected. The show alternates in French and English, with special effects and clever lighting. It is on the first floor up and worth the entry fee.

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museedufort, General Manager at Musee du Fort, responded to this review

Bonjour, Thank you for this great review, we are happy you enjoyed your visit and our sound and light show. We would be more than happy to welcome you again when you will come back to Quebec city ! Best regards, Mélissa Desrochers General Manager More 

Ede, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum looks indeed a bit like a little fortress, wonderful architecture. Inside you'll find a miniature battle field around historical Quebec, and there will be a light and sound show of a half hour. Fun for children.

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museedufort, General Manager at Musee du Fort, responded to this review

Bonjour, We are glad you enjoyed your visit at the Musée du Fort. We hope to have the chance to welcome you again in the future. Best regards, Mélissa Desrochers General Manager More 

Invermere, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Where else will you find a narrated wide screen slide show with a 3D model set up to play in sync with the show. Yes, it is not ultra high tech not modern but I can guarantee you will not see anything like this anywhere else, it only takes a half hour and you will learn all about the history... More 

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museedufort, General Manager at Musee du Fort, responded to this review

Bonjour, We would like to thank you for your good review on our attraction. One of the technologies used on the model is called mapping (visual effects with projectors) and it is quite a new technology. Our decision to keep the original model was taken especially to marry history and technology and we are very happy about the result. Please... More 

Whitby, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

It can be easily missed but shouldn't be. It is very reasonable at 6.95 for seniors and 5 dollars for students. The 45 minute presentation is unique by using a diorama and very informative. It was highly interesting for me as my ancestors fought at the Battle of the Plains of Abraham and played a key role.

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museedufort, General Manager at Musee du Fort, responded to this review

Bonjour, Thank you very much for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your experience at the Musée du Fort and hope to welcome you again in the future. Best regards, Mélissa Desrochers General Manager More 

Boca Raton, Florida
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

I don't think this was worth the time taken out of my one day of tourism. This was a 30 min. film which was just ok. On the other hand, it did give some perspective of the history of the city. Probably the first thing you should see before touring the town.

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museedufort, General Manager at Musee du Fort, responded to this review

Bonjour, The Musée du Fort is often described as the main activity to be done to learn more about the history of the city of Quebec and you say it yourself at the end of your paragraph. So I think it would be fair to say that only half an hour in a full day of tourism is fair to... More 

Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

A tour guide recommended this place as we were very interested to here about the French & English colonial history of Quebec - the museum runs a video & diorama combination show which visually helps explain the military events that shaped the region and later the country.

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museedufort, General Manager at Musee du Fort, responded to this review

Bonjour, Thank you for taking your time to write a review about the Musée du Fort. We are often suggested to tourists as a very complete activity to do. Especially for those who want to understand the history of the city and the role that the French and English colonies have had at that time to shape the city as... More 

Toronto
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

The light and media show provided an excellent view of local history. Displays supplemented the show.

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museedufort, General Manager at Musee du Fort, responded to this review

Bonjour, Thank you for your review, we hope to welcome you again in the future. Regards, Mélissa Desrochers General Manager More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

I loved this history of the battles in and around Quebec. It is well done using a unique light and video model of the battle areas in the defense of Quebec. The model of the land and the river seems accurate and realistic and gives a good feel to the difficulties faced by the combatants. The show is not quite... More 

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museedufort, General Manager at Musee du Fort, responded to this review

Bonjour, Thank you for your great comment. We will take note of your suggestions Best regards, Mélissa Desrochers General Manager More 

San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

A detailed overview of the historical and cultural events from Samuel Champlain leading up to the battle of Quebec and how the British defeated the French forces, followed by the American siege during the Revolutionary War (didn’t know that did you? I didn’t either). A large-scale topographic model of the area surrounding the city depicts the environment and presents the... More 

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museedufort, General Manager at Musee du Fort, responded to this review

Bonjour, Thank you for your comment. We are happy that you enjoyed our sound and light show and that you suggest our attraction to be seen first when visiting Quebec City. One of our goal is to make the Québec's history accessible to everyone, even for those who are not familiar with history. Quebec has a rich past and it... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The main (pretty much only) part of this museum is a "show" (which is like a film you'd see in elementary school history along with a light-up diorama) which tells the same story as all the other museums in Old Quebec. If you haven't visited the others & heard the story already, it's good, but if you have, you can... More 

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museedufort, General Manager at Musee du Fort, responded to this review

Bonjour, Thank you for your review. At the Musée du Fort, we are proud to educate our visitors in a different way about the military history Quebec City. It is true that, as in most cities, we find several museum recounting the story of Quebec. For our part, we focus on the 6 sieges attempts of the city and our... More 

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