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Québec in Capitale-Nationale (region), Quebec — French Canadian Region

Artillery Park: The Barracks Sector

Parc de l’Artillerie: Le secteur de casernement

Artillery Park: The Barracks Sector Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 28, 2014
1. Artillery Park: The Barracks Sector Marker
Caption (English / French): Four of the five lines of fortifications built in Québec’s upper town by the French between 1690 and 1745. The 1745 fortifications still form the western boundary of the city. / Quatre des cinq lignes de fortifications construites en haute-ville de Québec entre 1690 et 1745 par les Français. La fortifications de 1745 forme encore de nos jours Québec du côté ouest.
Inscription. English:
Artillery Park opens its doors to you! Closed to civilians for 250 years, it served as a barrack for French and English troops before welcoming Canada’s first-ever munitions factory. Come and experience the atmosphere of this historic site and admire the city’s oldest barracks!

Artillery Park is located in a strategic position on Québec’s promontory. As you visit the site, you will be able to appreciate the quality of the fortifications built by the French in the 18th century as still surviving even today!

Discover the historical importance of a site used over the years as a barracks, warehouse and arms factory, in the heart of Québec’s fortified area!

Le Parc de l’Artillerie vous ouvre ses portes! Fermé au monde civil pendant 250 ans, il a servi de lieu de casernement aux troupes française et anglaises avant d’accueillir la première usine de munitions du Canada. Venez vous imprégner de l’atmosphère des lieux et admirer les plus vieilles casernes de la ville!

Le Parc de l’Artillerie occupe de plus la endroit stratégique sur le promontoire de Québec. Une visite vous permettra de juger de la qualité des fortifications mises en place par les Français au XVIIIᵉ siècle et qui ont traversé les siècles!

Découvres toute l’importance de ce site de casernement, d’entreposage et de fabrication de matériel de guerre à l’intérieur de la place forte de Québec!
Erected by The National Parks and National Historic Sites of Canada / Les parcs nationaux et les lieux historiques nationaux du Canada.
Location. 46° 48.852′ N, 71° 12.789′ W. Marker is in Québec, Quebec, in Capitale-Nationale (region). Marker is on Rue d'Auteuil just from Rue Mcmahon. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Québec, Quebec G1R 4H5, Canada.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Protecting the Upper Town (within shouting distance of this marker); Irish Roots in Old Québec (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Artillery Park (about 120 meters away); Chemin Royal (about 150 meters away); Premier Hôpital au Canada (about 180 meters away); Hôtel-Dieu de Québec (about 180 meters away); Michel Boisvert, SJ (about 240 meters away); The Literary and Historical Society of Quebec (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Québec.
More about this marker. This marker is in Artillery Park near the intersection of Rue Mcmahon, Rue d'Auteuil and Rue Richelieu.
Categories. Forts, CastlesIndustry & Commerce
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 180 times since then and 76 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on October 4, 2016.
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