MONUMENT DES CONFÉRENCES DE QUÉBEC
Located at the intersection of the rue Saint-Louis and the entrance to the Citadel, the Quebec Conferences Monument (le monument aux Conférences de Québec) was constructed to honor to the Quebec Conferences of 1943 and 1944, which were secret high-level military talks between the British and the Americans at the height of World War II. The monument includes the busts of both Winston Churchill and Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
WALKING ALONG RUE SAINT-LOUIS
Adolphe-Basile Routhier, novelist, judge and author of the lyrics of the national anthem “O Canada,” lived at 85 rue Saint-Louis. He died the age of 81 and was buried in the Notre-Dame-de-Belmont church in the Sainte-Foy section of the city.
At the corner of rue Sainte-Ursule and rue Saint-Louis you will find the site of the first permanent city hall of Quebec City (1940-1896).
Across the street from the Hotel Le Clos Saint-Louis, at 47 rue Saint-Louis, the Lieutenant General of the Armies of New France, Louis-Joseph de Montcalm, died on September 14, 1759. Although the original residence was demolished, it was rebuilt in 1870 and named the Maison du Général (“House of the General”). A commemorative plaque is affixed to the entrance.
On the right hand side as you walk down rue Saint-Louis towards the Dufferin Terrace, you can’t help but notice a tree that has grown around a cannonball. It was actually a bomb that was loaded with an incendiary material. It has been a “prisoner” of the roots of this elm tree since the 1900s.
LE MUSÉE DES URSULINES DE QUÉBEC
On your left on the rue Parloir lies the Ursuline Convent, home to a terrific museum that demonstrates and preserves the heritage of the first teachers for girls in North America, as well as the hertige of the other first occupants of QuebecCity, including the Augustinians, Jesuits, and colonists.