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Chemin du Roy, Quebec

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The Chemin du Roy is a historic road along the north shore of the St. Lawrence River in Quebec. The road begins in Repentigny and extends almost 280km eastward towards Quebec City, its eastern terminus. Most of the Chemin du Roy today follows along the present-day Quebec Route 138.HistoryIn 1706, the Conseil supérieur of New France decreed that a road be built to connect the settlements along the north shore of the St. Lawrence River. Work began in 1731, under the supervision of Grand Voyer Eustache Lanouiller de Boisclerc, and was completed in 1737. Upon completion, the Chemin du Roy was 7.4m wide, over 280km long, and crossed 37 seignories. The Chemin du Roy was the longest road in existence at the time north of Mexico.
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  • a place of quiet solitude or l, you can eat there is dfes tables outdoor, we can see the local navigation, the small Pier, fishing on the river and especially local courtesy and cleanliness of places, a themed trail is feed through the marshes of grondines and goes to the village of Grondines relay
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  • We took the Chemin du Roy from Quebec City through Trois-Rivieres to Montreal in April. It was a quiet, scenic drive, with lots of interesting places to stop along the way. Because it was still "off s...  more »
  • A fantastic journey on the path of Roy, route 138, one of the oldest in the Canada. We have borrowed it Montreal Muskie to and from Quebec to Montreal return. It runs along the St. Lawrence River most of the time. Fabulous landscapes, beautiful homes. You take your time... to discover absolutely.
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