Friday, December 3, 2010

On December 3

On this day in...
... 1985 (25 years ago today), Le Vieux Québec was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site at the 9th session of the World Heritage Committee in Paris, France. According to this website,

Old Quebec is the only North American city with its old ramparts, bastions, gates and defensive walls still intact. The city was founded by French explorer Champlain in the early 17th century. By 1750, it has become the largest town in the then French colony of Nouvelle-France ("New France"). Today it is one of the best preserved fortified colonial cities in Canada.
This old part of the city (above) was the 1st place in North America to win UNESCO recognition.

(Prior December 3 posts are here, here, and here.)

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