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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
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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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Sound and Light Show

Musee du Fort takes one on an extraordinary journey in time with a sound and light show that recounts the military history (six sieges in total including the battle of the Plains... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
burr6013
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Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
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Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Musee du Fort takes one on an extraordinary journey in time with a sound and light show that recounts the military history (six sieges in total including the battle of the Plains of Abraham) of Quebec City. A giant (400 square feet) model of the region of Quebec in 1750 helps bring the story alive with the help of special... More 

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New Castle, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Musee du Fort is a multi-media presentation about the critical Battle of the Plains of Abraham in the fall of 1759, won by the British, as you'll learn, because it was the British reinforcements that arrived before the French the following spring. Both the French General Montcalm and the British General Wolfe died in this epic battle, which resulted... More 

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

Bonjour, Thank you for this great summary of our show! We are happy to see that you enjoyed your experience at the Musée du Fort. Best regards, Mélissa Desrochers General Manager More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very young children may not be interested, but my husband and I and our daughter (who's 9) liked the presentation of the movie & diorama. Very informative!!

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North Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

I did enjoy this relatively simple diarama of the battle for Quebec City that we were all told about at school in Britain in the 1950s as it was such an important event in the history of the British Empire and north America.

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

Bonjour, We would like to thank you for taking your time to write a review about our sound and light show. Best regards, Mélissa Desrochers General Manager More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

This is a 30 minute video that runs every hour in English and every hour in French. They have a cool replica model that is used to tell the story of Quebec's battle history. Worth the 8.00 admission, especially on a cold day!

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

Bonjour, Thank you for your review. We are happy that you enjoyed your experience of the sound and light show as well as the model. Please do not hesitate to come back and visit us when you will be back in Québec city ! Mélissa Desrochers General Manager More 

Memphis, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

This is a must-do for all military history buffs. The main attraction is not a "museum" at all ~ but a well-done diaroma & narrative with special effects ~ a condensed version of the 6 battles fought in & around Quebec City during the mid-1800s. A dramatic overview of how this gem of a city came to be. It's a... More 

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

Bonjour, Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review on our attraction. We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit and would be honored to welcome you again on your next trip to the beautiful city of Québec. Best regards, Mélissa Desrochers General Manager More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

The museum consists mainly of a large 3D map of Quebec covered in figures and ships. The map is accompanied by a movie that tells the story of Quebec City's military history. My girlfriend arrived at the museum knowing nothing about the city's history and learned a great amount. I already knew much of the history, but enjoyed the show... 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 great review of our sound and light show. We are delighted that you and your girlfriend enjoyed the show even though you had a different level of knowledge of the history of Québec City. Please come and visit us again when you will come back to Québec ! Best regards, Mélissa... More 

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

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

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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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 

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