The Citadelle, National Historic Site, is located on Cape Diamant. The star-shaped layout is characteristic of Vauban...
The Citadelle, National Historic Site, is located on Cape Diamant. The star-shaped layout is characteristic of Vauban fortifications. Construction began in 1820 and ended in 1850. Its walls enclose 300 years of military history in Quebec City spanning the French, British and Canadian periods. The Citadelle is an active military garrison. Guided tours of the site and the Royal 22e Regiment Museum, open year-round. Ceremony and changing of the Guard in summer. Night tours in summer and fall season.
2014: A new permanent exhibition "Je me souviens"
"Je me souviens" relates the 100-year-long epic of the Royal 22e Regiment, the Canadian Forces' sole French-language regular force infantry regiment. Find out about the lives of the French-speaking soldiers who have served in its ranks, from 1914 to the missions in Afghanistan.
Audiences will enjoy an interactive experience exploring the built heritage of the fortress and the regiment's history through interviews, video archives, and interactive maps of battles.
December 4, 2014 to May 9, 2015
In 1914, the First World War broke out in Europe. In 2014, the canadian mission in Afghanistan ended.
To underline the historical, technical and human connections between these two periods Canadian Forces Camera Combat loan to the Musee Royal 22e Regiment the photographic exhibition Parallel.
An activity booklet is available at the Museum for young people.
Access to the temporary exhibition is included to the fees of the general admission of the Citadelle and the museum.