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

La Batterie Royale

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, July 28, 2014
1. La Batterie Royale Marker
Inscription. French:
Sous le règne de Louis VIV, en l’année 1691, Frontenac, gouverneur général de la Nouvelle-France fait construire en ce lieu appelé Pointe-aux-Roches un plate-forme qui doit recevoir une batterie de canons nécessaire à la défense de Québec.

En 1763, ne servant plus à des fins militaires, la batterie est transformée en débarcadère. Au XIXᵉ siècle avec l’expansion du port et de la basse-ville, elle disparaît peu à peu sous les constructions et les remblayages successifs. Remise à jour lors de fouilles archéologique, elle est restaurée en 1977.

Le 3 juillet 1978, 370ᵉ anniversaire de la Capitale, en présence du Premier ministre, monsieur René Lévesque, le ministre de la Culture et de la Communication, monsieur Jean-Philippe Lecat, remet, au nom du Gouvernement français, dix pièces d’artillerie de modèle 1733 à la Batterie Royale.

English translation:
Under the reign of Louis XIV in 1691, Frontenac, Governor General of New France, built at this place called Pointe-aux-Roches a platform to receive a battery of guns necessary for the defense of Quebec.

In 1763, no longer used for military purposes, the battery was transformed into a dock. In the 19th Century with the expansion of the port and the lower town, it gradually disappeared under construction
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By Barry Swackhamer, July 28, 2014
2. La Batterie Royale
and successive backfilling. Uncovered during archaeological excavations, it was restored in 1977.

On 3 July 1978, the 370th anniversary of the capital, in the presence of Prime Minister René Lévesque, the Minister of Culture and Communication Jean-Philippe Lecat, the French Government presented ten pieces of 1733 model artillery for the Royal Battery.
 
Location. 46° 48.767′ N, 71° 12.129′ W. Marker is in Québec, Quebec, in Capitale-Nationale (region). Marker is on Rue Saint-Pierre just from Rue Sous le Fort, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Rue Saint-Pierre, Québec, Quebec G1K 4G6, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pierre Dugua de Mons (within shouting distance of this marker); Notre-Dame-des-Victoires (within shouting distance of this marker); Site historique et archéologique de l’Habitation-Samuel-De Champlain (within shouting distance of this marker); Les filles du roy (within shouting distance of this marker); Le premier monastère d’Ursulines (within shouting distance of this marker); Hôtel Chevalier (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Louis Jolliet House (about 120 meters away); Louis Jolliet (about 120 meters away). Click for a list of all markers in Québec.
 
More about this marker.
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By Barry Swackhamer, July 28, 2014
3. La Batterie Royale
This marker is located on the grounds of the Royal Battery.
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 192 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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