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St. Louis Gate (Porte St. Louis)

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Neighbourhood: Downtown Quebec City
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Address: Quebec City, Quebec, Canada

This historic gate in Old Quebec is part of the city's extensive...

This historic gate in Old Quebec is part of the city's extensive fortification system.

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Amazing thi wall is still intact

It is a wonderful piece of history to explore and amazing these people had the foresight to preserve it

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is a wonderful piece of history to explore and amazing these people had the foresight to preserve it

Crossville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We saw St. Louis Gate on our way to the Plains of Abraham after we left the Parliament Building. The St. Louis Gate is one of the four surviving gates in the Quebec City wall ramparts.

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Rodney, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of many gates in the old town. Interesting to see and a lot of fun to pass through. Definitely reflect the unique character of Old Quebec City and its culture.

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North Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The nice thing about the great gates of Quebec City is that most are still in use today - folk just walk through them and some allow motorised traffic. They look magnificent but I have no idea if they could be defensive. Anyway, they look impressive and are highly photogenic.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Rue Saint-Louis affords many examples of the architecture of the 1700s & 1800s. It ends @ the Fairmont le Château Frontenac & port. Spanning over the Rue is the Porte Saint-Louis, the gateway to Old Quebec. The impressive medieval Porte is a castle fortress dating back to 1694. It was reconstructed over the years ~ the gate we see... More 

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Weston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We traveled just after Christmas, when there was a public skating rink set up next to the gate. It was an attractive boundary between the Vieux Quebec and the modern part of town.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

You can cross this reconstructed gate on the way up to the Citadel. It could be as far as you need to walk.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

If you enjoy walking take the time to walk in and through the main gates into the fortified old city. It is fun to see the different styles of houses and buildings and the large number of churches. It is worth taking a city tour to get the most information.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

The Porte St Louis is the southwest gateway into the old town. WIth it's tower crenelated walkway it looks like small castle. It is located on Rue Saint Louis a block north east of the parliament building, 3 short blocks south west of the Château Frontenac, a block north west of the citadel on the south east end of the... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

It is impossible to go to quebec city and not see this gate as it is part of the most important part of the cities history.

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