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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
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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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Yes, there's more than one gate

This is the main gate that leads into Upper Town. You can go through it, and you can also go up on top of it for a great view of the city. It's beautifully preserved, and just... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Paul U
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Winnipeg, Canada
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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the main gate that leads into Upper Town. You can go through it, and you can also go up on top of it for a great view of the city. It's beautifully preserved, and just going through it is like stepping out of a time machine into another century.

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Arnprior, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restoration and preservation of the wall, and all the surrounding buildings is spectacular, just to walk around all the streets is so moving. The people of Quebec City are fabulous, friendly, and no need to worry if you don't speak french, mostly all are bilingual french and english

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

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

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Crossville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

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 8 January 2017

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 7 January 2017

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

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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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 19 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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