Reenactment of military life in the 18th century
On May 19 and 20, 2018, the Citadelle de Québec was the theater of a reenactment of military life in the 18th century with the École du soldat en Nouvelle-France.
For six years now, this activity has offered unique entertainment in an exceptional decor. It was an opportunity to revisit the French military heritage contained in the impressive fortress of Old Quebec.
For the 2018 edition, a record number passionate reenactors (more than 140!) Will offer you a glimpse of the life of a camp of soldiers of the 1750s in New France. In addition to military exercises, gunfire and skirmishes, no one will be immune to the smell of meals prepared over a wood fire. A real journey in time!
Plan already your arrival at the Citadette of Quebec on May 18 and 19, 2019.
Source: La Citadelle de Québec
The Cavalier-du-moulin Park
In 1663, Simon Denys of La Trinité built a mill on a rocky mound called Mount Carmel, on the site of the present Cavalier-du-Moulin park. In 1693, this mill is integrated into a defensive work called Cavalier. By bringing the line of fortifications back to the west in 1755, the rider lost his mill and strategic value at the same time.
A unique look over the Vieux-Québec
Source: City of Québec
A nice view of the port, waiting for the tall ships.
I create my first panorama from this nice terrace, well… years ago. It’s one of my favorite spot no matter the season. In a few weeks, the port will be invaded by tall ships.
To mark the 400th anniversary of Quebec historian Marcel Trudel says without Pierre-Dugua-de-Mons, the founding of the city would have been impossible.
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Dreaming of a white Christmas?
Have a look why Quebec City was voted the best destination in North America by readers of USA Today. Québec turns into a winter wonderland during the colder months, making it the perfect destination for a snowy vacation getaway.
The best view of Quebec is from Levis. This very high definition panorama has been created with 320 different photos. The final image has 4.5 billion pixels. Zoom into the image and observe the fine detail of the Chateau Frontenac, the shore of the St. Lawrence River any building from this beautiful area of Quebec.
St. Louis gate
St. Louis gate was built in 1693. It is located on St. Louis Street and overlooks the west, towards the Heights of Abraham. It is replaced by another, more to the west in 1745. It was demolished and rebuilt in its present form in 1878.
One of the best location to view Québec
This small park is the glacis of the Citadelle of Quebec, on the north side and extends to Saint-Denis street.
One of the best places to capture both the fortifications, Dufferin Terrace, Old Quebec and Chateau Frontenac which is visible from almost everywhere.
Prescott Gate was erected in 7974, under British rule.
Québec, a fortified city
Located in Canada, the Ramparts of Quebec City are the only remaining fortified city walls in North America north of Mexico.
December is the real beginning of winter. I love it! It’s pure magic!