The story behind Rue Saint-Nicolas

Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Rue Saint-Nicolas is a short street between Rue Saint-Paul and the bottom of Côte du Palais in Quebec City’s lower town.

At this particular time of year, it might be interesting to look at Rue Saint-Nicolas in Old Quebec, near the Îlot des Palais. This street was named after a fourth-century Christian saint and Greek Bishop of Myra, in Asia Minor, who became one of the most popular saints of New France.