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The story behind Rue de la Belle-Angélique

Street Views:

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Maison Péan on Rue Saint-Louis in Old Quebec was the home of La Belle Angélique in the mid-18th century. It is now divided into residences for officers of the Canadian Armed Forces. The famous elm tree with the cannonball in its roots is just beside the house at the corner of Rue du Corps-de-Garde.

Normally, Bill Cox prepares the weekly “Street Views” column, but because I have an unusual connection to the person after whom this new street in Charlesbourg is named, I felt I had to write a “view” of this particular one.