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Old Posted Dec 23, 2016, 3:26 PM
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A Tribute to Québec

Let me pay tribute to Québec, a truly unique city within North America.
Here are pictures from my numerous day trips to the capital of the province of the same name, former heart of New France and Canada, founded in 1608 by Samuel De Champlain. Enjoy :-)


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SUBURBS
A couple of pictures taken in the heart of some suburban communities around Québec.

1. Lévis
Québec's twin city, on the south shore of St. Lawrence river









2. Neuville
A suburban town of 4000 inhabitants, 25 km south-west from Québec, on the St. Lawrence











3. Saint-Jean-de-l'Île-d'Orléans
A village (pop. 900) located on the Orléans island, close to the suburban coast of Beaupré.







4. Saint-Antoine-de-Tilly
A village located on the south shore of the St. Lawrence, in a region called Lotbinière.

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Great pictures! So much history in these photos!
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this reminds me of ste. genevieve in the u.s.
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this reminds me of ste. genevieve in the u.s.
It does ! I did not know about Sainte Geneviève, I looked it up. In fact, lots of villages in the St. Lawrence valley, here, look like that. And it appears that Sainte Geneviève, MO, was founded by the French Canadians also. That's our architecture :-) And relics of old Nouvelle France.
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Ces photos sont toutes de toi ? Si c'est le cas, tu as un incroyable talent, de loin supérieur au mien ! Bravo en tout cas, ça me fait toujours plaisir lorsque quelqu'un met en valeur ma belle ville d'adoption d'une aussi belle façon !
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It does ! I did not know about Sainte Geneviève, I looked it up. In fact, lots of villages in the St. Lawrence valley, here, look like that. And it appears that Sainte Geneviève, MO, was founded by the French Canadians also. That's our architecture :-) And relics of old Nouvelle France.
french was spoken by some natives of my state until the mid twentieth century, mostly by descendents from quebec. it is the missing link between quebec and louisiana. the dialect is supposed to have used a lot of louisiana french slang.
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Ces photos sont toutes de toi ? Si c'est le cas, tu as un incroyable talent, de loin supérieur au mien ! Bravo en tout cas, ça me fait toujours plaisir lorsque quelqu'un met en valeur ma belle ville d'adoption d'une aussi belle façon !
Merci Franks ! Oui, elles sont de moi. Au fil des années, je ne me lasse pas d'organiser de petites expéditions à Québec pour aller marcher dans les ruelles de la ville fortifiée et dans les faubourgs à l'aspect plus rugueux. Cette ville est simplement fascinante, inspirante, unique... Mon projet pour la prochaine année serait aussi d'explorer Lévis et Lauzon davantage

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french was spoken by some natives of my state until the mid twentieth century, mostly by descendents from quebec. it is the missing link between quebec and louisiana. the dialect is supposed to have used a lot of louisiana french slang.
It truly is. Other places like Détroit have also kept a certain "French Canadian" thing going on -- the divison of the agricultural land along the rivers, for instance, and the older rural architecture. I'll surely make researches about this dialect you wrote about. Days of pleasure ahead for sure. :-) It was interesting to read that though the lands west of the Mississippi were retroceded to Spain after 1763, that the French life simply continued in Sainte Geneviève. I guess it started to change more when Missouri state joined the USA.
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Merci Franks ! Oui, elles sont de moi. Au fil des années, je ne me lasse pas d'organiser de petites expéditions à Québec pour aller marcher dans les ruelles de la ville fortifiée et dans les faubourgs à l'aspect plus rugueux. Cette ville est simplement fascinante, inspirante, unique... Mon projet pour la prochaine année serait aussi d'explorer Lévis et Lauzon davantage



It truly is. Other places like Détroit have also kept a certain "French Canadian" thing going on -- the divison of the agricultural land along the rivers, for instance, and the older rural architecture. I'll surely make researches about this dialect you wrote about. Days of pleasure ahead for sure. :-) It was interesting to read that though the lands west of the Mississippi were retroceded to Spain after 1763, that the French life simply continued in Sainte Geneviève. I guess it started to change more when Missouri state joined the USA.
also st. charles, st. louis, florrisant, etc. many french speaking people came over the mississippi when the illinois country fell to the british.
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Je suis d'accord :-) Québec a ce je ne sais quoi d'unique en Amérique du Nord.
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Very nice tribute to Québec city, one of the prettiest cities I have ever visited.
Awesome tour!
Congrats and greetings from Madrid, Spain.
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Mon projet pour la prochaine année serait aussi d'explorer Lévis et Lauzon davantage
Tu me feras signe! Il y a pas mal d'endroits méconnus qui valent la peine dans le vieux Lévis... j'en ai été impressionné en les découvrant.

Vraiment belle sélection de photos!!
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this reminds me of ste. genevieve in the u.s.
That's a very typical, very ordinary, nondescript village core from the St. Lawrence valley.

Makes sense that the architecture would be similar in the flyover inland parts of New France that got settled at the same approximate time.

I really need to add this Missouri town to my list of stops next time I pass through though
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really beautiful! thanks
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Vraiment belle sélection de photos!!
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So, so beautiful. :-)
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Tu me feras signe! Il y a pas mal d'endroits méconnus qui valent la peine dans le vieux Lévis... j'en ai été impressionné en les découvrant.
Super, merci pour l'offre! Je te ferai signe un peu d'avance quand j'y passerai



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That's a very typical, very ordinary, nondescript village core from the St. Lawrence valley.

Makes sense that the architecture would be similar in the flyover inland parts of New France that got settled at the same approximate time.
Exactly. Neuville was established as a seigneurie in 1653 and the parish was officially founded in 1679. Ste. Geneviève, MO, was settled around the same time, in 1735.
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Beautiful! Looks as French as anything in France!
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Excellent photo thread about Québec City. It would be hard to select a favorite in these... nice!
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I'd add -> as anything in rural, coastal, western France

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Excellent photo thread about Québec City. It would be hard to select a favorite in these... nice!
Merci Serge ! C'est difficile de ne pas être inspiré en marchant dans ces vieilles rues et ruelles !
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