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“The Citadelle”

La Citadelle de Quebec
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Owner description: The Citadelle is an active military garrison and a National Historic Site located on Cap Diamant. Its construction began in 1820. Its walls enclose 300 years of military history spanning the French, British and Canadian periods. Guided tours of the site and the Musee Royal 22e Regiment are open year-round. Ceremonies of the Changing of the Guard and Beating of the Retreat are presented in summer and included in the entrance fee. Night tours in summer and fall seasons. Permanent exhibition "Je me souviens" relates the 100-year-long history of the Royal 22e Regiment, the Canadian Forces' sole French-language regular force infantry regiment. Learn about the lives of soldiers who have served in its ranks from 1914 to the missions in Afghanistan. Audiences will also enjoy a special exhibition every year and have access to an interactive experience exploring the built heritage of the fortress and the regiment's history through interviews, video archives, and interactive maps of battles.
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Reviewed 15 August 2014

The fort tour was well worth the time and cost. Our guide was
well-informed and accommodating. Changing of the Guard
ceremony was informative, but also (at 30+ minutes) too long!

Thank Lyndell455
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Reviewed 14 August 2014

In order to tour the grounds, you must go on a 1 hour guided tour. I wish there was a shorter option for those of us with young kids. The tour guide was friendly and good but she spoke very, very fast. The view from the Citadel is incredible and worth seeing. Informative tour. There are drinks in the gift shop but no food at all--no vending machine, etc.

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Reviewed 13 August 2014

It was worth the visit and the tour. The guide was funny and very informative. You learn a lot during this approximately 1 hour tour. Also visited the following morning with the previous day's tickets to see the changing of the guard.
Thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Reviewed 13 August 2014

Great to walk around, lovely gardens interesting buildings.if you are in the upper part of old town it is more than worth it.

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Reviewed 13 August 2014

Our family loves history so there was little question we would get to the Citadel in time for the changing of the guard, reading the exhibits and taking a tour. It was great to learn more about Canadian history and think about how the fort operated in the past as well as today. We loved it.

Thank Cathy H
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