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Place d'Armes

  • Rues St-Louis and du Fort Map It
  • Upper Town
  • Plaza/Square/Piazza

Published 10/26/2015

Fodor's Review

For centuries, this wide square was used for parades and military events; today, it's mostly strollers, buskers, and visitors enjoying restaurant terraces. On 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 in the center pays tribute to their arrival.

Sight Information

Address:

Rues St-Louis and du Fort, Québec City, Québec, G1R 3Y8, Canada

Map It

Published 10/26/2015

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