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Lieu Historique National des Forts-et-Chateaux-Saint-Louis

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This is well worth the visit, if you like history visit this and learn about Quebec from its... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Don T
Brisbane, Australia
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We didn't get to go into the crypt due to time constraints. But there are enough history on display... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is well worth the visit, if you like history visit this and learn about Quebec from its archaeology. It is very interesting insight into life in early Quebec City. Doit.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Don T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We didn't get to go into the crypt due to time constraints. But there are enough history on display outside of the crypts and in the dungeons. We had a local guide that gave us a good history of the Old Town, including its history....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank zacc353
Reviewed 21 October 2018

We stumbled upon this hidden gem on the outside promenade of the Hotel Frontenac. It is an underground dig that shows evidence of the centre of the colony and political power from 1620 - 1898. It was the official residence for many colonial governors. This...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank GMHO2012
Reviewed 11 October 2018

An inexpensive side trip well worth the money. We did not take the guided tour and found it unnecessary as the park employee was very knowledgeable and was readily available to take questions. Very neat to see the care they are taking to save a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dennis B
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

This was a archaeological crypt revealing the official residence and seat of power of governors from 1620 to 1834 is hidden under Dufferin Terrace in Québec City. Option self guided tour or guide from the National parks. Don’t be cheap-If can afford it get the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank cluttetcatvincent
Reviewed 7 October 2018

This was an inexpensive and wonderful site. There was much so much to see and much to learn from the cellars of the former residences of the French & British royal grovernors. The guides or docents down under were extremely informative and well-educated. Very polite,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank karengduffy
Reviewed 21 September 2018

We found this gem walking on the terrace in front of the Chateau Frontenac, seeing the domes of the "skylights" and realizing we were walking over a historic site. We returned the next day and spent an hour underground learning all about the original governors...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Anna_Maria39_11
Reviewed 22 August 2018

We've been to Quebec City many times but never thought about exploring these interesting ruins, which are underground and not easily recognized. The restoration is top notch, with lots of interesting information provided throughout.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Charles G
Reviewed 22 August 2018

What a pleasant surprise hiding in plain sight right by the funicular and Chateau Frontenac! The ruins were very impressive, and as with so many attractions in Quebec City, I was hugely impressed by how kid friendly this was. On arrival our 5 year old...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank NYTravelerBD
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

My husband was walking on the Dufferin Terrace and notice the Fort below. We took the tour and it a nice slice of history. It was very reasonably priced for self-guided tour, too.

Date of experience: July 2018
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