The story behind Rue des Jardins

street1may182016.jpg
Photo: Bill Cox

In the heart of Old Quebec, Quebec’s City Hall (left), the Clarendon Hotel (not in the photo) and the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity (behind the fence on the right) are three major buildings located on Rue des Jardins, which runs from Rue Saint-Louis to Côte de la Fabrique. 

Opened in the first half of the 17th century, this street was named Rue des Jardins in the 18th century. At the time, the street ran alongside the gardens of the Recollets and the Jesuit missionaries.