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Fortifications de / of Québec

Gaspard-J. Chaussegros de Léry

 

—National Historic Civil Engineering Site —

 
Fortifications de / of Québec Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 25, 2014
1. Fortifications de / of Québec Marker
Inscription.
Fortifications de / of Québec
English:
Quebec city’s defensive system is a remarkable feat of engineering. But during the colonial period, it represents the work of a succession of engineers.

French:
Le système défensif de Québec illustre une oeuvre d’ingénierie remarquable. Élaboré pendant la période coloniale, il traduit les apports successifs de plusieurs ingénieurs.

Gaspard-J. Chaussegros de Léry
(1682-1750)

English:
A tribute to this engineer, known in Canadian history of his accomplishments in New France. The ramparts of Quebec City are a great example of his work.

French:
Hommage à cet ingénieur qui occupe une place de choix dans l’histoire canadienne, en raison de son oeuvre considérable en Nouvelle-France. Les remparts de Québec en sont un témoin important.

 
Erected 1992 by Canadian Society for Civil Engineering / Société Canadienne de Génie Civil.
 
Location. 46° 48.555′ N, 71° 12.683′ W. Marker is in Québec, Quebec, in Capitale-Nationale (region). Marker is on Rue Saint Louis just from Avenue Honoré Mercier, on the
Fortifications de / of Québec Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 25, 2014
2. Fortifications de / of Québec Marker
right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 119 Rue Saint Louis, Québec, Quebec G1R 3R2,, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Frontenac (within shouting distance of this marker); General Montgomery’s Army (within shouting distance of this marker); Les Conferences de Québec de 1943 et 1944 (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memory of Our Fallen Soldiers (within shouting distance of this marker); The Québec Garrison Club (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Quebec Boer War Memorial (about 90 meters away); Jonathan Sewell (about 90 meters away); Augustin-Norbert Morin (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Québec.
 
Also see . . .  Fortifications of Quebec - Canada's History. The remains of Old Quebec are a palimpsest — layer upon layer of military history dating back four centuries to the time of Champlain. The UNESCO World Heritage Site tells the story of how Old Quebec was strategically situated on high cliffs for optimum defence. It thrived for a century and a half as a French colony before the British takeover in 1759.
This website also includes a video clip about the fortifications. (Submitted on February 15, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
<i>The Ramparts - Vue des Ramparts, Québec, Canada</i> image. Click for full size.
Postcard by Librairie Garneau, Ltée., circa 1910
3. The Ramparts - Vue des Ramparts, Québec, Canada
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 15, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 237 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 15, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.   3. submitted on February 22, 2015. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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