The Cradle of French Civilization in America


Place-Royale is known as the cradle of French civilization in America. Samuel de Champlain began building this first Quebec settlement in 1609 as a trading post. It is part of Old Quebec, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

View from Place Royale

Looking out at the St. Lawrence from Place-Royale

On Rue Notre-Dame


La Fresque des Quebecois

La Fresque des Quebecois tells the history of Quebec City. The mural includes historic figures as well as artists and writers. Finished in 1999, it covers 4,500 square feet on the side of the Soumande House on Notre-Dame Street.

La Fresque de Quebecois


Bassin Louise

Bassin Louise


The funicular bringing passengers down to Place-Royale from Terrasse Dufferin.


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2 Responses to The Cradle of French Civilization in America

  1. pjlazos says:

    Awesome picture looking straight down the funicular, Ken.


  2. That mural is awesome. Looks like you can step right into it. I’ve always admired the artists who can create that type of mural.

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