Thursday, July 6, 2017

Quebec Blog #25: The Oldest House in Quebec!

The historic Maison Jacquet
In today's Quebec City trip blog, you'll see the oldest house in Quebec! 


The historic Maison Jacquet, one of the largest houses in upper-town in its day and the oldest in Quebec, was built in 1675-76. The site was granted to François Jacquet on November 30, 1674 by the nuns of the neighboring Ursuline Convent.
 

HOW CONSTRUCTED? It has thick walls, solid joints, wainscoting and recessed cupboards, which are all characteristic of the houses constructed during that period. The premises consist of two buildings, that on the westernmost side being the newest,
and that on the east dating back to the French Regime.



FAMOUS RESIDENTS -
Several prominent figures have resided in Maison Jacquet, including the author of the novel "Les Anciens Canadiens," Philippe-Aubert de Gaspé, who lived here from 1815 to 1824. Though it is contradicted by history, the myth persists that General Montcalm also lived and died in this famous house.
House marker: Built in 1677

NOW A RESTAURANT OF ANCIENT CANADIAN FOOD 
The historic Maison Jacquet building sign
Since 1966, the Maison Jacquet has housed the restaurant Aux Anciens Canadiens, internationally know for its fine cuisine and warm hospitality.

For the menu and more about the restaurant, visit: 
http://www.auxancienscanadiens.qc.ca

NEXT: Visit the Museum of Civilization

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

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I'm a simple guy who enjoys the simple things in life, especially our dogs. I volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy exercising, blogging, politics, helping friends and neighbors, participating in ghost investigations, coffee, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country music,writing books on ghosts and spirits, cooking simply and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.