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Phone: 418-694-2815
Fax: 418-694-2853

# 61436


1, côte de la Citadelle
Québec, QC
G1R 3R2

This National Historic Site is located atop Cap Diamant in Old Québec. Its walls represent 300 years of history from the time of New France until today. Known as "the Gibraltar of the Americas" on account of its strategic location, the Citadel has the star-shaped form characteristic of Vauban fortifications. Spectacular views of the city and the St. Lawrence River. Guided tours year-round. Changing of the Guard ceremony in the summer. Night tours in the summer and fall. Starting May 29, 2014, the admission fee for the Citadel includes admission to the Royal 22e Régiment Museum.


  • A Shrouded Fortress: Night Tour

    A Shrouded Fortress: Night Tour

    July 30 to November 2, 2014

    When night falls, notable figures from the Citadelle's past come back to life. Join them as they recount true yet little-known tales of their times and transport you back to a long-ago era...

  • The Great War as seen by French painters

    The Great War as seen by French painters

    August 14 to November 11, 2014

    It has been 100 years since the First World War broke out in Europe. To mark the centennial of the start of the war, the Musée de l'Armée at Les Invalides in Paris consented to a special loan to t...


General Features

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Establishment equipped for groups
Establishment offering individual activities for youth, Individual clients
Establishment offering group activities for youth


Free outdoor bike parking on site, Free outdoor bus parking on site, Free outdoor car parking on site

Payment Methods Accepted
  • Direct payment
  • Master Card
  • Visa
  • American Express
  • Check
  • Traveller's check
We Speak

English, French

Schedule and Details

Schedule and rates are subject to change frequently and without notice. You should always visit their website or contact them before going.

Hours: open year-round. May to October: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. November to April: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission: from June 1, 2014, fees include admission to the new exhibit "Je me souviens" (I remember) and the Hall of Medals in the new regimental museum. Adults: $16; Seniors and adult students: $13; Children aged 8 to 17: $6; Children 7 and under accompanied by a parent: free. Families: $30. Fees include taxes. In summer, the fee include the Changing of the Guard.

Closed: December 25 and January, 1.

Minimum duration of a visit: 01 h 00

Close to
  • 14 km from airport
  • 1,3 km from Gare du Palais (bus and train station, Québec city center)
  • 10 km from Sainte-Foy train station
  • 9,1 km from Sainte-Foy bus terminal
  • 0,7 km from Convention Center
  • 4,3 km from ExpoCité (trade show center)
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