A great way to start your trip is by
visiting the lookout at Observatoire de la Capitale. Perched on
the 31st floor of the Marie-Guyart Building, 221 meters (725 ft.)
up, it provides a breathtaking view of the whole city and the
majestic St. Lawrence River. Inside you’ll find the Horizons
exhibition, an original presentation that looks at the identity,
history and culture of Québec City.
A key feature of the history of Québec
City is its military past. At the Fortifications of Québec
National Historic Site of Canada, follow the 4.6 km (2.9 mi.) of
fortifications that still surround the city.
Continue your visit
at the Citadelle de Québec and Royal 22e Régiment Museum and see
the permanent exhibition of the only French-language infantry
regiment of the Canadian Forces. There are also military
demonstrations held during the summer and a magnificent view to
admire from the top of Cap-Diamant. The Residence of the Governor
General is also located on the grounds and is an exceptional
heritage site to visit.
Directly beside the Citadelle you’ll
find the Plains of Abraham, the legendary site of many clashes
between the British and French Empires. Nowadays this valuable
historic site turned urban park is enjoyed by outdoor enthusiasts
all year round. Take a stroll through the Joan of Arc Garden and
use the My Mobile Plains application to access augmented
reality content. Head over to the museum to see the numerous
exhibitions or take part in one of the activities, like for
instance the Abraham’s Bus guided tour. The Musée du Fort also
explores the famous battle of the Plains of Abraham through a
stunning cutting-edge sound-and-light show.
Your next stop is at the Musée de la civilisation, known for being the most visited museum in Québec
City. With original and bold exhibitions, the museum transports
you into the great cities of the world, fascinating ancient
civilizations, significant sociocultural movements and the heart
of Quebec society. Another worthwhile museum is the Musée des Ursulines – just a short walk away – with a permanent exhibition
on the topic of women’s education and another that looks at the
story of the building itself, which is one of the most beautiful
examples of conventual architecture in North America.
tourists who love paintings, sculpture and photography, the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec is a four-pavilion museum that
hosts international exhibitions and houses a collection of more
than 40,000 works of art. This museum is also dedicated to
promoting and preserving Quebec art from every period.
For a guided tour that delves into the
darker side of the former New France colony, the Ghost Walking
Tours offer several circuits hosted by spectral characters. This
out-of-the-ordinary visit combines dark humour, history, acting,
sordid crimes and legends of yesteryear!
After a day spent learning and
discovering, relax with AML Cruises, a cruise line that offers a
variety of water circuits, including a guided tour that sails from
Cap-Diamant to the Montmorency Falls.
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