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St. Louis Gate (Porte St. Louis)

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Neighbourhood: Downtown Quebec City
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Address: Quebec City, Quebec, Canada

This historic gate in Old Quebec is part of the city's extensive...

This historic gate in Old Quebec is part of the city's extensive fortification system.

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To marvel at the superb construction close up requires a walking visit to this site and should be on everyones itinerary. Miss this location and you can not say you have seen it... read more

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Mexico City
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560 reviews
347 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The gate is a very nice to come in the upper town. While you cross the gate, you’re going from modern town to the old town.

Thank kartikmexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To marvel at the superb construction close up requires a walking visit to this site and should be on everyones itinerary. Miss this location and you can not say you have seen it all. Great photo op too.

Thank airehead2
Winnipeg, Canada
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154 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

This is the main gate that leads into Upper Town. You can go through it, and you can also go up on top of it for a great view of the city. It's beautifully preserved, and just going through it is like stepping out of a time machine into another century.

Thank Paul U
Arnprior, Canada
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

The restoration and preservation of the wall, and all the surrounding buildings is spectacular, just to walk around all the streets is so moving. The people of Quebec City are fabulous, friendly, and no need to worry if you don't speak french, mostly all are bilingual french and english

Thank MHarbert
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350 reviews
113 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

It is a wonderful piece of history to explore and amazing these people had the foresight to preserve it

Crossville, Tennessee
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548 reviews
215 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 595 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

We saw St. Louis Gate on our way to the Plains of Abraham after we left the Parliament Building. The St. Louis Gate is one of the four surviving gates in the Quebec City wall ramparts.

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Rodney, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

One of many gates in the old town. Interesting to see and a lot of fun to pass through. Definitely reflect the unique character of Old Quebec City and its culture.

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North Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 500 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

The nice thing about the great gates of Quebec City is that most are still in use today - folk just walk through them and some allow motorised traffic. They look magnificent but I have no idea if they could be defensive. Anyway, they look impressive and are highly photogenic.

1 Thank Kirkcaldylad
Memphis, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

The Rue Saint-Louis affords many examples of the architecture of the 1700s & 1800s. It ends @ the Fairmont le Château Frontenac & port. Spanning over the Rue is the Porte Saint-Louis, the gateway to Old Quebec. The impressive medieval Porte is a castle fortress dating back to 1694. It was reconstructed over the years ~ the gate we see... More 

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Weston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 31 December 2016

We traveled just after Christmas, when there was a public skating rink set up next to the gate. It was an attractive boundary between the Vieux Quebec and the modern part of town.

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