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

Le Vieux-Québec, site du patrimoine mondial de l'UNESCO

Old Quebec, UNESCO World Heritage Site

 
 
Le Vieux-Québec, site du patrimoine mondial de l'UNESCO Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 13, 2018
1. Le Vieux-Québec, site du patrimoine mondial de l'UNESCO Marker
Inscription.  

Fondée par l'explorateur français Champlain au début du XVIIe siècle, Québec demeure la seule ville d'Amérique du Nord à avoir conservé ses remparts qui regroupent de nombreux bastions, portes et ouvrages défensifs ceinturant toujours le Vieux-Québec. La Haute-Ville, située au sommet de la falaise, centre religieux et administratif, avec ses églises, ses couvents et autres monuments comme la Redoute Dauphine, la Citadelle et le Château Frontenac, et la Basse-Ville, avec ses quartiers anciens, forment un ensemble urbain qui est un des meilleurs exemples de ville coloniale fortifiée.

Ce médaillon de bronze représente une partie du site patrimonial du Vieux-Québec, son littoral, ses quais et ses bâtiments patrimoniaux les plus représentatifs, à différentes époques de son histoire. Il a été dévoilé en septembre 2015, à l'occasion du 30e anniversaire de l'inscription de ce site sur la Liste du patrimoine mondial de l'UNESCO, en présence de la ministre de la Culture et des Communications, Hélène David, et du maire de Québec, Régis Labaume.

[English translation]

Founded by the French explorer Champlain

Le Vieux-Québec, site du patrimoine mondial de l'UNESCO Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
2. Le Vieux-Québec, site du patrimoine mondial de l'UNESCO Marker
Bronze medallion marker is in the ground between the two sets of stairs leading to the City Hall entrance
at the beginning of the 17th century, Quebec remains the only city in North America to have preserved its ramparts which include numerous bastions, gates and defensive works still encircling Old Quebec. The Upper Town, located at the top of the cliff, a religious and administrative center, with its churches, convents and other monuments such as the Dauphine Redoubt, the Citadel and the Château Frontenac, and the Lower Town, with its old quarters, form an urban ensemble that is one of the best examples of a fortified colonial city.

This bronze medallion represents part of the Old Quebec heritage site, its shoreline, its quays and its most representative heritage buildings, at different times in its history. It was unveiled in September 2015, on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the inscription of this site on the UNESCO World Heritage List, in the presence of the Minister of Culture and Communications, Hélène David, and the Mayor of Quebec, Régis Labaume.
 
Erected 2015.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization marker series.
 
Location. 46° 48.831′ N, 71° 12.464′ W. Marker is in Québec, Quebec, in Capitale-Nationale (region). Marker is at the intersection of

Le Vieux-Québec, site du patrimoine mondial de l'UNESCO Marker Detail image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 13, 2018
3. Le Vieux-Québec, site du patrimoine mondial de l'UNESCO Marker Detail
rue Desjardins and rue De Buade, on the right when traveling south on rue Desjardins. Touch for map. Marker is in the ground east of City Hall's main entrance. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2 rue Desjardins, Québec, Quebec G1R 4S9, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. L'hôtel de Ville de Québec / Québec City Hall (a few steps from this marker); Collège des Jésuites / Jesuit College (within shouting distance of this marker); Octave Crémazie (within shouting distance of this marker); Maison Marie-Joseph-Larchevêque (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); hic lacet franciscus de Laval / Here lies François de Laval (about 120 meters away); Home of the Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph (about 120 meters away); Pierre-Joseph-Olivier Chauveau (about 150 meters away); Les photographes Livernois (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Québec.
 
Also see . . .
1. Historic District of Old Québec (UNESCO). (Submitted on September 8, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Quebec City Tourism. (Submitted on September 8, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraExplorationMan-Made FeaturesSettlements & Settlers
 
Lower Town View image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 13, 2018
4. Lower Town View
Lower Town View image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 13, 2018
5. Lower Town View
Upper Town View image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 13, 2018
6. Upper Town View
Upper Town View image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 13, 2018
7. Upper Town View
Old Quebec City Wall, at rue Saint-Nicolas & Côte de la Potasse image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 13, 2018
8. Old Quebec City Wall, at rue Saint-Nicolas & Côte de la Potasse
Quebec Lower Town View Toward Upper Town image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 13, 2018
9. Quebec Lower Town View Toward Upper Town
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 8, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 8, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 42 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on September 8, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on September 7, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on September 8, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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