King's Bastion at the Fortress of Louisbourg

This building, the most impressive and prestigious of the complex, used to house the garrison. It particularly exemplifies the vast social disparity between the troops and their officers. The governor's apartments consist of 10 lavishly furnished, elegant rooms. Not quite as lavish, but well-appointed are the officers' quarters. On the other hand, the drafty, Spartan soldiers' barracks are not at all conducive to a long stay. The prison and a chapel are also open to the public.

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259 Park Service Rd., B1C 2L2 Louisbourg

Opening hours

mid May - end Oct: 9.30am-5pm; rest of year: daily except weekends 9am-4pm - no tour in costumes in May and mid-end Oct - tours conducted by Parks Canada guides - $17.60 (Jun-Sep), $7.30 (May and Oct)

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