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Place d'Armes

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For centuries, this square has been used for parades and military events. It's bordered by government buildings; at its west side stands the majestic Ancien Palais de Justice (Old Courthouse), a Renaissance-style building from 1887. The plaza is on land that was occupied by a church and convent of the Récollet missionaries (Franciscan monks), who in 1615 were the first order of priests to arrive in New France. The Gothic-style fountain at the center of Place d'Armes pays tribute to their arrival.

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  • Address: Rues St-Louis and du Fort, Upper Town, Québec City, QC G1R 3Y8 | Map It
  • Location: Upper Town
Updated: 08-12-2013

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