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Quebec City Sights

Jardin des Gouverneurs (Governors' Park)

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Updated 07/30/2014

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In this small park just south of the Château Frontenac stands the Wolfe-Montcalm Monument, a 50-foot-tall obelisk that is unique because it pays tribute to both a winning (English) and a losing (French) general. The monument recalls the 1759 battle on the Plains of Abraham, which essentially ended French rule here. British general James Wolfe lived only long enough to hear of his victory; French general Louis-Joseph Montcalm died shortly after Wolfe, with the knowledge

that the city was lost. On the south side of the park is avenue Ste-Geneviève, lined with well-preserved Victorian houses dating from 1850 to 1900. Many have been converted to inns, B&Bs, and hotels.

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Québec City, Québec, G1R 4P5, Canada

Updated 07/30/2014

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Aug 18, 2009

See this if you're near the Frontenac

It's a very small park, but worth seeing if you're doing a walking tour of the city. Besides it's right next to the Frontenac, which you'll be seeing on your trip to this city.

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