2) Château Ramezay (Montreal)
Built in 1705 as residence for Montreal Governor, Claude de Ramezay, this residence lived several key periods of Montreal. Many illustrious figures have set foot there, including Benjamin Franklin and Émile Nelligan. Today, Château Ramezay is both a museum and a historical site. Through various permanent and temporary exhibitions, relive many historical periods.
3) Pointe-au-Père Maritime Historical Site (Rimouski)
Pointe-au-Père Maritime Historic Site takes you back to the past with its three main attractions: the Empress of Ireland, the Onondaga submarine and the lighthouse. Relive the biggest maritime tragedy of Canadian history when the Empress of Ireland sunk near Pointe-au-Père. Become a submariner by climbing on the Onondaga, which was used for over 40 years! Complete your visit by admiring the view from the top of the lighthouse erected in 1909!
6) Old Quebec City (Quebec)
Built in 1608, Quebec City is at the very heart of the province's history. Walk through Old Quebec, listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The Basilica-Notre-Dame Cathedral of Quebec, the Jesuit chapel, the Château Frontenac, are just a few of the many monuments you can admire. Do not forget to take a walk on the walls and admire plains of Abraham, a place full of history!
9) Fort Chambly National Historic Site
Built in 1711 as defense against the English, Fort Chambly immerses you in another era. You will particularly like people dressed in costume and the reconstitution activities offered on site. You can also make an architecture introduction thanks to a guided tour of the fort.
10) Grosse-Île and the Irish Memorial
Relive the dark past of Grosse-Île, which served as a quarantine site from 1832 to 1937. Located in the middle of the Saint-Laurent River, more than 5,000 people, mostly Irish, died there during the epidemics of typhus and cholera. Pay a visit to the memorial erected in their honor.