From a virtual tour to a real tour

The Trait-Carré of Charlesbourg has let you in on some of its secrets, but it still harbours many more.

Come and explore this unique place, where you'll enjoy rediscovering all the streets, houses and other buildings that you've seen in pictures throughout your digital tour. Unfortunately, Jacques-Ferdinand Verret cannot be on hand to greet you, but you'll meet other friendly and hospitable people.

Starting in mid-December, the Trait-Carré becomes very animated when it plays host to Noël au Trait-Carré (Christmas in the Trait-Carré). This 10-day winter festival includes a number of activities, such as guided lantern-lit tours of the Trait-Carré's outdoor nativity scenes, tastings of local produce, an Alsatian-style Christmas market, family entertainment, exhibitions, Christmas concerts, a torchlit procession, and much more.

The following heritage sites are open to the general public (check their opening hours before you set out):

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