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“Awesome on a good day”

Observatoire de la Capitale
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Ranked #40 of 218 things to do in Quebec City
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Owner description: Located on the 31st (and top) floor of the Marie-Guyart Building, the Observatory is the highest point in Québec City, offering a spectacular 360 degree view. It offers a new multimedia interpretation display that takes visitors on a fantastic journey through time. State-of-the-art technology in the form of interactive touch screen terminals, soundscapes, and 3D images takes travelers back through Québec City’s rich past.
Brisbane, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Awesome on a good day”
Reviewed 29 September 2013

We enjoyed our visit to Observatoire and the view was spectacular, of course. There are areas of video displays that were thoughtfully put together but they need to be better maintained. At $10, we felt it was good value.

Visited September 2013
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Millersville, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Start your visit to Quebec City here”
Reviewed 2 September 2013

On a clear day, the views from the top of the Observatoire are amazing! It is a great place to start your trip to get perspective of the city. Also, it is great for taking pictures!

Visited September 2013
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Gatineau, Canada
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141 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Make this your first stop!”
Reviewed 21 August 2013

The observatory gives you a birds eye view of the city. You can clearly see the Citadel and the plaines of Abraham. If there is a guided tour going on while you are there, tag along. It's worth hearing about the interesting points of the city. If you are visiting Quebec city, make this your first stop.

Visited August 2013
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Berlin, New Hampshire
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Must See”
Reviewed 19 July 2013

Great view of the city. A great elevator ride A 360 degree view of the city. You can see all of Quebec from here.

Visited July 2013
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Nice view over the city”
Reviewed 13 July 2013

Nice starting point for the trip in Quebec City. It gives you the 360degree view which on a day with nice weather may offer you an occasion to take great pictures. The exhibition is quite informative, but some things do not work there, and it may be too boring for the kids.To be honest you can just skip visiting the exhibition and just focus on the views.

Visited July 2013
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GenClavet, Agente d'information at Observatoire de la Capitale, responded to this review, 19 July 2013
Hi Nakemiiin,

Thank you for taking a few minutes to comment on your visit. We are hoping you can point us out the things that do not work, as you mention in your post. We make rounds of all our material on a regular basis and the exhibition equipment is functional. With your help, we will have a closer look at the equipment in question and make sure it works properly.

Also, we offer a rally for kids at special times of the year (March break, Christmas or other holidays), helping them through the tour. In light of your comment, we will look at the possibilities of offering one year-round.

Thanks again for your review and we hope to welcome you back soon!

Geneviève Clavet
Communications and public relations
Commission de la capitale nationale du Québec / Observatoire de la Capitale
genevieve.clavet@capitale.gouv.qc.ca
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