Citadelle of Québec
Atop Cape Diamond, at the city's highest point, the Citadelle overlooks Old Québec, the St. Lawrence River and the Plains of Abraham. While defensive structures stood here as early as the French period, the fortifications you see today date to the 19th century: They were built after a failed attempt by Americans to conquer Québec City during the War of 1812. The Citadelle is still an active military base; the museum inside is devoted to the 22nd Regiment, which makes its headquarters here.
By John Newton, AFAR Ambassador
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1 Côte de la Citadelle, Ville de Québec, QC G1R 3R2, Canada
Sun - Sat 9am - 6pm