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Visiting Citadelle of Quebec in Quebec City
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You might not know that Quebec City becomes the last remaining as the fortified city in North America. This city was developed around 1608 and 1871 and you are able to explore it in order to find out the Canadian history here. This place rich in intrigue and these walls that help Quebec to get World Heritage City by Unesco. Around July to August, the demonstrations of muskets were held every day in the Artillery Park, shooting the machinery replicas which been used during 1755. It was stated in the Dufferin Terrace, along 4.5 kilometers from the history of the military. Here, you will find out historical moments and find the best spot for photographs as well.

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Walking Tour with Quebec's Old City Themes

Walking Tour with Quebec's Old City Themes

1. Start your trip in the battlegrounds

1. Start your trip in the battlegrounds

Right outside the walls of the old city, then you are able to see the Quebec's Parliament Building as the great place to start your great tour. It finished in 1886 and this building is the oldest historical site in the Quebec and housed for the political debates for more than one century. It was inspired by the Louvre Palace in Paris. From the parliament, then you are able to take a walk into the Plains of Abraham. It was here around 1759 of the British and French troops were facing each other to take off the city. Today, the Plains were like the Quebec's Central Park. Every day, this beautiful green space was filled by the people who cycling, skiing, picnicking and so on. The Plains of Abraham also served as the place for Le Festival d'été du Québec – this is a huge music festival in each summer which been attracted many great musicians, such as Lady Gaga, the Rolling Stones and so on.

2. Historical walls

2. Historical walls

After you turning back from the Plains of Abraham and heading to the east side, then you will enter the walls come from the old city throughout the Porte Saint- Louis. The amazing stone gate was first built around 1694. From there, it is hard to pas the next walking tour destination, it as the Citadelle of Quebec. This the best place for the history lovers, this blockhouse was built after the War 1812. There are many history moments which were preserved inside these walls. Although it once hosted British Troops, however this blockhouse become the house for Riyal 22e Regiment now, and it is the only infantry regiment with the french language for the Canadian Forces. You can complete your experience by visiting the regimental museum as well. Even they might allow you to try out some night vision goggles. It was linked to the Citadelle and covering for almost of area – this is the blockhouse of Quebec which make become the only walled city in the North Mexico.the part of the defense system was started to built between 1608 and 1871 by the French, and then British, finally the Canadian forces. Then you can walk throughout these walls by yourself or take it with the tour in order to learn its history as well. Besides that, you can enjoy the view from the two sides, they are the historic city and St Lawrence river.

3. Enter the fairytale world

3. Enter the fairytale world

You can walk around in the blockhouse, and you might feel like as you are in the fairytale. You will find the Chateau Frontenac only takes a few blocks in the northeast from the Citadelle, it will make this feeling stronger.

Insider Tips

How to Get Tickets?

The Citadelle of Quebec is open year round destination and the admission fee is low. You should know that the fees will be included in the Citadelle's guided tour and visit the museum exhibit as well.

How To Get Around?

As mentioned before that you can get this historical tour scheme by walking tour. You will enjoy every historical site here by walking.

What Should I Wear?

There is no rule about your outfit, ensure that you are wearing any modest and comfortable clothes or dress. Bring your hat if you are visiting during the peak summer season, of course, bring your most comfortable shoes.

Facts

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit is during the summer season when you are able to get the clear vision about the environment. This place open from 9 is to 5 pm.

Currency

Canadian Dollar

Will I Need a Guide?

As mentioned before that your admission fee includes the guided tour that helps you to explain any historical moments happen inside these walls. So, you can get the more historical feeling during your trip and walking tour as well. So, you can ask her or him anything about the historical connection.

How To Get There?

Because this is one of the iconic sites in Quebec City, then you can get the public transportation easily. You can take an RTC bus or Metro Bus.

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