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“Take the elevator up!”

Observatoire de la Capitale
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US$55.09*
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Quebec City Day Tour from Montreal
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US$33.50*
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Quebec City Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
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.
Ladysmith BC
Level 5 Contributor
44 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Take the elevator up!”
Reviewed 15 October 2013

Brilliantly done up. You will get a laugh from the stewardess from an earlier era, appearing on the info boxes as she describes the settings. Extremely well done, take about one to two hours up there. The window views and the photos you can take are very well worth the fee. To look down on the Parliament and Citadel is an amazing view.

Visited October 2013
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Melbourne
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281 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
“View over all Old Quebec”
Reviewed 7 October 2013

31 storeys above the modern city, a great view out to the St Lawrence River beyond the old town. Very knowledgeable guides.

Visited September 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
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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
Level 6 Contributor
150 reviews
60 attraction reviews
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 55 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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