WE REMEMBER

Bordeaux Moments - - Ici D'ailleurs -

Bor­deaux is, and al­ways has been, a cos­mo­po­li­tan ci­ty. Through all its ma­ny over­seas sto­ries that are writ­ten here and there in­to its ve­ry walls, spin­ning threads across time and conti­nents, Bor­deaux’s links with Que­bec re­main strong. Fol­lo­wing the example of the Basque wha­lers, the Bor­de­lais cod fi­shers ven­tu­red to the Grand Banks and the Gulf of Saint La­wrence from as ear­ly as the 15th cen­tu­ry. Ma­ny lo­cal shi­pow­ners, tra­ders and ad­ven­tu­rers then took part in the de­ve­lop­ment of New France (1), up un­til François Che­nard de la Gi­rau­dais- the of­fi­cer in charge of an ex­pe­di­tion that consti­tu­ted France's fi­nal chance in its co­lo­nial wars against the En­glish- set sail from Bor­deaux. The fate of his fri­gate, le Ma­chaut, was sea­led in the Bat­tle of Res­ti­gouche. Since 1962, Bor­deaux has been Que­bec Ci­ty’s main twin­ned town, and its pro­vince is Nou­velle-aqui­taine’s re­gio­nal part­ner. Tea­ching, re­search, eco­no­mic de­ve­lop­ment, culture, etc: these ex­changes are per­ma­nent. At the be­gin­ning of Sep­tem­ber, the two ci­ties, “born from the mar­riage of the sea and the ri­ver” al­so sha­red a fes­ti­val with ‘Bor­deaux fête le vin à Qué­bec'. If you want to ex­pe­rience some Que­be­cois fla­vours, there are two places here that proud­ly wear its co­lours: Au Nou­veau Monde, an or­ga­nic bre­we­ry-pub and P'tit Qué­bec Ca­fé.

(1) From the home of the La­ma­le­tie fa­mi­ly- whose name adorns a lake in Ka­ti­vit- at 41 rue de la Rous­selle to rue Bi­got- a dis­gra­ced fa­mi­ly and the last In­ten­dant of New France- pas­sing by the al­lées de Tour­ny- where a foun­tain once stood which can now now be found in Qué­bec's Place de l'as­sem­blée-na­tio­nale-, find Bor­deaux's links with the his­to­ry of New France and its ca­pi­tal in the lea­flet 'Bor­deaux-que­bec, a places of me­mo­ries', avai­lable at the Bor­deaux Tou­rist Of­fice.

LA FON­TAINE DE TOUR­NY Dé­man­te­lée au mi­lieu du XXE siècle pour ser­vir à l’or­ne­men­ta­tion d’un jar­din pri­vé cette fon­taine a été ra­che­tée par la Cie Si­mons qui l’a fait ré­no­ver avant de l’of­frir à la ville de Qué­bec pour le 400e an­ni­ver­saire de sa fon­da­tion. Elle est ins­tal­lée face au Par­le­ment dans la ca­pi­tale qué­bé­coise.

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