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Place Royale, Quebec City

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See the cradle of French civilization in North America at Place Royale, a historic square around which Quebec was established in 1608. Visit the oldest stone church in North America, featuring a suspended model of a ship from its barrel vault ceiling, and learn about the history of the first colonists of New France at the museum. Admire a large mural depicting the life of colonists from various stages of Quebec's history, and stroll the historic cobbled streets lined with cafes, restaurants, and shops. Plan a Quebec City trip in moments using our itinerary builder.
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  • We recently visited with our 4 children. The buildings are beautiful and it is part of the Petite Chaplain. So much history in this area. My children loved the mound of snow that was piled in the...  more »
  • The very interesting and historic Place Royale is located in the Lower City of Quebec and is considered the oldest urban square north of Mexico. The Square is also known as the "cradle of the French.....  more »
  • Over 350 years of history all around you. A must see while you are in Quebec City. I recommend taking the time to explore the whole area.  more »
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