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Welcome to Parliament Buildings

Parliament Buildings

Just outside the old city walls stands the imposing 19th-century Parliament Building, inspired by the Louvre in Paris and designed by the architect, Eugene Etienne Taché. Although it is the working home of the 125-strong National Assembly, the buildings are open to visitors for guided tours, offered in English or French, which highlight the historic value of the unique building as well as informing visitors about the organisation and proceedings of the Québec National Assembly.

Information & Facts

1045 Parlementaires Road (visitor's entrance: Door 3 on the corner of Grande-Allée and Honoré-Mercier Avenue)
Free guided tours may be reserved in advance
The official languages are English and French (predominantly in Quebec).

The currency used is the Canadian Dollar (CAD), which is divided into 100 cents. One-dollar coins are also known as loonies (due to the picture of a loon, a type of bird, on the coin), and two-dollar coins as toonies. Banks and bureaux de change will change money and travellers cheques, as will some hotels, but the rate will not be as good. Major credit cards are widely accepted and ATMs are plentiful. US Dollars are largely accepted, though due to fraud, larger notes might not be and change is usually given in Canadian dollars.

Opening Times
Open on weekdays, from 9am to 4.30pm (September to June)
Canada covers six time zones, from GMT 8 in the west to GMT -3.5 in the east.
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