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Place-Royale, Quebec City, QC, Canada, 2013[open in full screen]  

 
 

Place Royale is one of many around the world in French speaking countries with the same name. This one in Ville de Quebec is accommodating numerous historic buildings and Notre-Dame-des-Victoires Church, the oldest stone church in North America, construction started 1687 and finished in 1723.

  Square looks still the same as when it was created as the birthplace of French civilization on this side of the Atlantic ocean. Construction began in 1608 and in the glory days of Louis XIV Place du Marché becomes Place Royale.

This famous town plaza is the heart of historic lower town and has been an important social center since the city's founding.

  Place Royale is bustling in summertime, only a few steps away from boutiques, restaurants, Maison Fornel with its exhibitions and the Place-Royale interpretation centre.

Excellent square built to human proportions one of the best completely preserved spaces anywhere.

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