Duke of Kent House (Maison Kent), Quebec City

Duke of Kent House (Maison Kent), Quebec City

Built in the mid-17th century (1648) by the Chartier de Lotbiniere family, this might be Québec's oldest building. It's most famous for being the house in which France signed the 1759 capitulation to the British forces. Ironically, the house was occupied by France Consulate General before being turned into a tourist lodging. Its name comes from the Duke of Kent, Queen Victoria's father, who lived here for a few years at the end of the 18th century, just prior to marrying Victoria's mother in an arranged liaison. His true love, Madame de Saint Laurent, was with him in Maison Kent, which has since underwent a number of renovations.

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Sight Name: Duke of Kent House (Maison Kent)
Sight Location: Quebec City, Canada (See walking tours in Quebec City)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Quebec City, Quebec

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Travel Distance: 2.9 Km or 1.8 Miles
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