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Observatoire de la Capitale

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Neighbourhood: Downtown Quebec City
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Address: Edifice Marie-Guyart | 1037, rue De La Chevrotiere, 31st floor, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 5E9, Canada
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+1 418-644-9841
10:00 - 17:00
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Located on the 31st (and top) floor of the Marie-Guyart Building, the...

Located on the 31st (and top) floor of the Marie-Guyart Building, the Observatory is the highest point in Québec City, offering a spectacular 360 degree view. It offers a new multimedia interpretation display that takes visitors on a fantastic journey through time. State-of-the-art technology in the form of interactive touch screen terminals, soundscapes, and 3D images takes travelers back through Québec City’s rich past.

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Nice view

It is nice to see all of the city and views along with information provided about Quebec. We could not leave when we wanted to due to protests on main level. This is a government... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Holly D
Portland, Maine
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Portland, Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is nice to see all of the city and views along with information provided about Quebec. We could not leave when we wanted to due to protests on main level. This is a government building. Eventually we were allowed to leave.

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Oakton, Virginia, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We arrived on a Friday morning at about 11 am and were the only people there. Given that, the staff had plenty of time and made a point of telling us whatever we wanted to know. We spent well over an hour and left with so much more knowledge of the city than we started with. Staff noted it gets... More 

Thank Barbara353
Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

My cousin and I went in the midst of the great snowstorm of 2016...when it had already snowed 6 inches in a few hours. Our visibility was low, but we could still see out. In some ways, it was a cooler view of the city than on a sunny day. The woman who checked us in at the top was... More 

Thank travelingtexan23
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Fantastic views with an interesting movie filmed by a drone ,yes it is a glassed in observatory which doesn't detract from the views and allows school children and tourists to walk around unescorted.There is statistics boards with very interesting past and present history snippets on the people and places.You can have lunch or just a coffee from the cafe downstairs,very... More 

Thank Iona B
Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

This is a 360 view and a history lesson all in one packed in one hour. Buy a coffee on the first floor and bring with you to enjoy view. The view is spectacular with information about what you are seeing far away. There is very interesting information about the history of Quebec. Also fun and trivia facts. In my... More 

Thank Sara T
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The Observatoire provides a very nice view of Old Quebec, but I wish it was outside like the Empire State Building or Top of The Rock in NYC. I did enjoy being able to actually see the star-shaped outline of the Citadelle after hearing about it on the Citadelle tour.

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western Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

34 floors up to the most amazing views of the city! AND great explanations on interactive screens - you point and click and the explanations are there. Plus there are a couple guides up top to answer questions - they give very full, and interesting answers. We were on the red bus tour so also got a discount which was... More 

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ObservatoireCap, Responsable relations publiques at Observatoire de la Capitale, responded to this review

Hi GratefulTravellers42, Thank you so much for your comment. By the way, Please note that the Observatoire de la Capitale is at 31st floor. We hope to see you soon. More 

Concord, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

If you can, make this your first stop in Quebec City. It gives a great panoramic view of the city. Lots of touch screens to tell you what you are seeing, with history included. Very helpful staff.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Peak a clear day and you will enjoy it greatly! Best views of the city...not only the most notorious places, but finding the red-roofed house, the beautiful buildings seen from above and just the movement of the city. I like information about the town displayed in the wall and the short video film by a drone

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

The views are good from the top floor of this otherwise-mediocre office building. There is also a film you can watch which is shot using a daredevil with a go-pro camera. A very small space and no chairs available. The views are nice and the glass was mostly clean so the photos turn out nice. I would have liked to... More 

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CCNQ, CM at Observatoire de la Capitale, responded to this review

Hello We’re glad you enjoyed your visit. Your suggestions will help us improve the experience. Thank you again for your visit. We hope you’ll tell your family and friends about this attraction. More 

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