Saint-Louis Forts and Châteaux National Historic Site

Hidden under the Dufferin Terrace, the remains of Château Saint-Louis reveal the seat of power of French and British governors from 1620 to 1834. Immerse yourself in more than 200 years of history of diplomatic relations and alliances, including those with the Nation Huron-Wendat.

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Gift shop.


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About Saint-Louis Forts et Châteaux

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Contact us

Saint-Louis Forts et Châteaux National Historic Site

General information :
1 888 773-8888 (toll free)

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The season 2022 is over. Hope to see you in 2023.

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