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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, National Historic Site, is located on Cape Diamant. The star-shaped layout is characteristic of Vauban fortifications. Construction began in 1820 and ended in 1850. Its walls enclose 300 years of military history in Quebec City spanning the French, British and Canadian periods. The Citadelle is an active military garrison. Guided tours of the site and the Royal 22e Regiment Museum, open year-round. Ceremony and changing of the Guard in summer. Night tours in summer and fall season. 2014: A new permanent exhibition "Je me souviens" "Je me souviens" relates the 100-year-long epic of the Royal 22e Regiment, the Canadian Forces' sole French-language regular force infantry regiment. Find out about the lives of the French-speaking soldiers who have served in its ranks, from 1914 to the missions in Afghanistan. Audiences will enjoy an interactive experience exploring the built heritage of the fortress and the regiment's history through interviews, video archives, and interactive maps of battles. Special exhibition Fighting in Flanders – Gas. Mud. Memory. This exhibition uses wartime artifacts, art, personal stories, photographs, archival materials, audiovisual presentations and more to relate the harrowing experiences of Canadian troops who fought in some of the worst battles of the First World War. They fought through poison gas in the Second Battle of Ypres, and struggled through a sea of mud to take Passchendaele ridge. This enlightening, content-rich exhibition also highlights Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae’s iconic poem In Flanders Fields, and explores how Canadians and Belgians have continued to remember and commemorate the First World War over the past century. Fighting in Flanders – Gas. Mud. Memory. was developed by the Canadian War Museum in partnership with the Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 in Belgium, and with the generous support of the E. W. Bickle Foundation. The exhibition is supported by National Presenting Sponsor VISITFLANDERS. The access to the exhibition is included in the general fee (Citadelle+museum).
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1, Cote de la Citadelle | Cap-Diamant, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 4V7, Canada
Downtown Quebec City
+1 418-694-2815
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Citadelle is located on top of Cap Diamond and it's very accessible from just anywhere. There is only one entrance and the fee is $16 for an adult. As it's still active military zone, you must take a guided tour otherwise you can't walk...More

Thank Xixco
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hour long tour available in both English and French was very informative. Our guide had a great sense of humor making her presentation most enjoyable. I recommend this tour when visiting Quebec city

Thank HerrStuhl
Reviewed 1 week ago

The best views and experiences in Old Quebec City are enjoyed on foot. We thoroughly enjoyed leaving the crowds behind and meandering up, through and in the Citadelle!

Thank nbdraleigh61
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As an active military garrison, this is certainly a unique opportunity for visitors. The layout is impressive and the history is impressive, i.e., Churchill and FDR meeting here to agree on the specifics of D-Day! We very much enjoyed our free tour of the Governor...More

Thank TeddyDean
Reviewed 1 week ago

nice to learn abt history , the guide was great,,but do not forget at every dat at noon they blow the canon...it was a memory to see my sister run like a chicken without her head..ps i never mentionned it ! still laughing...lol

Thank Kris P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a guided tour here, our guide was very well informed. Unfortunately the changing of the guard has finished for the winter, one thing I really wanted to see but we still enjoyed our visit

Thank Eileen C
Reviewed 1 week ago

The citadel has stood for decades and is rich in history. The $16 ticket gets you into the museum, changing of guard ceremony and a guided tour of the citadel. The ceremony happens 10am on weekdays from June -Canadian labor day, and is worth it....More

Thank suraksha
Reviewed 1 week ago

This 30 minute changing of the guard is a must for those going into Old Town. The uniforms, drum & bugle corps, the marching, the Goat Major and pageantry all make for a most memorable experience. The entire event is narrated in both French and...More

Thank Tom P
Reviewed 1 week ago

The grounds around the Citadelle are really nice. There is a lot of history here. The entrance fee is $12 for the inner tour. The changing of the guard runs until the first Monday in September. You can enter it from the Promenade de Gouverneurs...More

Thank Alison B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Citadelle is interesting and provides a lovely view of the city. Do not miss the change of the guards. Look out for the goat with the golden horns:-)

Thank Bjorn_JE
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Leticia R
28 July 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
Quynh N
3 October 2016|
Response from Colin B | Reviewed this property |
There is a museum which is the starting point for visitors who want to look through the museum or do a guided tour. There is a person who operates the cash register who may have space available for you to store your luggage.
30 August 2016|
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Response from Peter_vB2015 | Reviewed this property |
checked the website, this is the info Quebec's only Changing of the Guard Ceremony Daily from June 24 to Labour day (first Monday of September) at 10 a.m