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“Some interesting history”

La Citadelle de Quebec
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Ranked #9 of 214 things to do in Quebec City
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Owner description: The Citadelle, National Historic Site, is located on Cape Diamant. The star-shaped layout is characteristic of Vauban fortifications. Construction began in 1820 and ended in 1850. Its walls enclose 300 years of military history in Quebec City spanning the French, British and Canadian periods. The Citadelle is an active military garrison. Guided tours of the site and the Royal 22e Regiment Museum, open year-round. Ceremony and changing of the Guard in summer. Night tours in summer and fall season. 2014: A new permanent exhibition "Je me souviens" "Je me souviens" relates the 100-year-long epic of the Royal 22e Regiment, the Canadian Forces' sole French-language regular force infantry regiment. Find out about the lives of the French-speaking soldiers who have served in its ranks, from 1914 to the missions in Afghanistan. Audiences will enjoy an interactive experience exploring the built heritage of the fortress and the regiment's history through interviews, video archives, and interactive maps of battles. Special exhibition Fighting in Flanders – Gas. Mud. Memory. This exhibition uses wartime artifacts, art, personal stories, photographs, archival materials, audiovisual presentations and more to relate the harrowing experiences of Canadian troops who fought in some of the worst battles of the First World War. They fought through poison gas in the Second Battle of Ypres, and struggled through a sea of mud to take Passchendaele ridge. This enlightening, content-rich exhibition also highlights Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae’s iconic poem In Flanders Fields, and explores how Canadians and Belgians have continued to remember and commemorate the First World War over the past century. Fighting in Flanders – Gas. Mud. Memory. was developed by the Canadian War Museum in partnership with the Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 in Belgium, and with the generous support of the E. W. Bickle Foundation. The exhibition is supported by National Presenting Sponsor VISITFLANDERS. The access to the exhibition is included in the general fee (Citadelle+museum).
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Middlebury, Vermont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Some interesting history”
Reviewed 7 March 2012

We came on a snowy day and had a good tour with our English speaking guide. It would be better in the summer when there is more to see. The two exhibit rooms were good, but it would have been nice to get up on more lookout spots to see the city around us. There was only one place, towards the end of the visit where we could get a sense of where we were within the larger landscape.

Visited February 2012
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Quebec City, Canada
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Citadel in the summer”
Reviewed 2 March 2012

Great for all the famely,goes by group the person that leads the group explains the storys very well feel free two ask questions,and make shure to go when they have the change of gard and the parade very nice two see!

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Ontario, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Interesting tour, probably better in the summer”
Reviewed 25 February 2012

We did enjoy the tour but it was very limited by the weather. We couldn't stroll through the Citadel grounds, which must be quite beautiful, as most of it is inaccessible due to snow and ice. The tour guide seemed a little overwhelmed by the crowd of people that kept streaming in even as he was trying to round everyone up to start. With the exception of 2 visits to several restored buildings housing military artifacts it was limited to standing outside listening to the history of the base. There is only one tour per day and it takes about an hour. I think the tour could have been a little better if they limited the number of people and spent a bit of time talking about the artifacts in the museum.

Visited February 2012
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Very Interesting”
Reviewed 17 February 2012

You can only do this during a guided tour as it is working military site, but it was very interesting and they do English as well as French speaking tours. We accessed the Citadel by walking along the boardwalk from the Chateau Frontenac, it is quite a walk with a lot of stairs but well worth the walk.

Visited October 2011
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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great visit.”
Reviewed 2 February 2012

The experienced guide made for a nice visit? We enjoyed the details and considerable knowledge of the veteran guide.

Visited January 2012
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