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Fortifications of Quebec National Historic Site

2 Rue d'Auteuil | Corner St.Jean, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 5C2, Canada
+1 888-773-8888
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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” (42 reviews)
“old city” (66 reviews)
“parks canada” (15 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
2 Rue d'Auteuil | Corner St.Jean, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 5C2, Canada
Downtown Quebec City
+1 888-773-8888
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is an active military site and they offer tours for $16.00 per person. The tour last about 1 hour and takes you around the Citadel. You will visit 2 museums during the tour and no photography is allowed in these museums. You are allowed...More

Thank Tom E
Reviewed 1 week ago

On recent holiday to Montreal/Quebec City we visite the Plains of Abraham twice in two days. Being just a short walk from the Hotel Acadia make it convinient along with the beautiful weather. The whole plains area was decorated with Halloween decorations. Enjoyable to just...More

Thank Jeffedo
Reviewed 1 week ago

We downloaded the Bilado walking tour app and took an hour walk from the square in front of the Frontenac Hotel along Rue St. Louis to the Citadel. The app was very informative. I enjoyed seeing the cannonball lodged at the base of a tree....More

Thank JohnandMarylou
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was told by my tour guide Sam (A free tour of Quebec) that one should never leave Quèbec without doing two things - 1) trying poutine & 2) walking the fortifications of Quèbec! And I'm so glad I listened. I started my walk from...More

Thank NupurS40
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent trip through history. Amazing what was done by our forefathers. Not sure how it would have held up in an actual "all-out-attack". What an amazing attraction and excellent source of teaching about our history and the wonders of what our forefathers were able to...More

Thank majocanada2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This old city is for those who want to walk and enjoy the narrow streets and old European city charm.

Thank dallasmanta
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is noce to see such gates when you are going into the historic part (old city). It gives an introduction of what lies inside...pretty cool.

Thank Mehrad R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cool site to see. Climb the stairs for the view. Lots of old world charm. Must see. Steps are steep so be prepared. Wear comfortable shoes and bring your camera!

Thank BandKinSA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed in a wonderful hotel just outside this gate of the walled city and loved the vibes here. The city was built in the 1600's and it makes you feel like you're in Europe.

Thank Shelley K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The fortifications are a great place to view the city. They add to the charm of the old city and divide the city between the old and new.

Thank natalie b
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Janina P
31 March 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.
Jerry C
3 July 2016|
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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