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Québec

Listed under Colonial Towns in Quebec City, Canada.

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'Québec was founded by the French explorer Champlain in the early 17th century. It is the only North American city to have preserved its ramparts, together with the numerous bastions, gates and defensive works which still surround Old Québec. The Upper Town, built on the cliff, has remained the religious and administrative centre, with its churches, convents and other monuments like the Dauphine Redoubt, the Citadel and Château Frontenac. Together with the Lower Town and its ancient districts, it forms an urban ensemble which is one of the best examples of a fortified colonial city.'

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“Québec City: My kind of town”

By Louise Penny for The Telegraph First Published 4 Oct 2009 WHY QUÉBEC CITY? I lived there in the Eighties and spent a month there this past winter, researching my next book. It's the only fortified city on the continent. It is both historic a… Read more...

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