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History

Québec City is 400 years old. It boasts four centuries of history marked by encounters with the First Nations, battles between the French and English, terrible epidemics, and the acts of the men and women our streets are named after today; four centuries during which Québec has grown into the city we know and love, forging a character all its own built around a thriving culture, economic success, urban transformation, neighborhood life, and the French language.

Written by Michèle Jean.

Québec City’s 400th Anniversary

Québec City had a year to remember in 2008. This section looks back at the highlights of the city’s 400th anniversary celebrations.

Le 400e c'était... > (in French only)

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