The Fêtes de la Nouvelle-France invade Québec City - Photos

(photos on page 4 of print edition)


Local celebrity chef Raphaël Vézina prepared a delicious meal complete with a chocolate pastry for the Boucan BBQ.  


Les Tambours de Québec led the Filles du Roi and the soldiers of the Régiment Carignan-Salière from Louise Basin to Place de Paris. 



Two beautiful demoiselles in period costume walked in the parade, protecting their lovely dresses from the rain with capes.  


Musketeers sent to protect New France walked proudly in the Fêtes de la Nouvelle-France parade.  


A giant statue of Samuel de Champlain, the “Father of New France” and founder of Quebec City, strutted through his modern colony.   


British Major Thomas Savage was led blindfolded through Quebec City to transmit Sir William Phips’ message demanding that New France surrender to the British Crown. 


Governor Frontenac’s soldiers demonstrated the military power of New France after his memorable statement, “I have no reply to make to your general other than from the mouths of my cannons and muskets.” 


British Major Thomas Savage demands the surrender of New France in front of the statue of Samuel Champlain.  


Governor Frontenac blindfolds Major Savage before returning him to his ship.