St.Jean.Baptiste is a district where the past and modernity are
side by side. In the beginning, the district of St.Jean-Baptiste consisted
of two suburbs: Saint.Jean, occupying the northern part and Saint.Louis,
the southern part, just outside the fortifications.
The Rene-Lévesque boulevard being used as limit in the suburbs
is bordered of the Parliament of Quebec, of the promenade of the Prime
Ministers, administrative buildings, the center of the congresses, the
park of French America, the Grand-Theatre, large hotels and small trade
located at the back of the Grand-Theatre towards the Cartier Avenue.
Mainly residential to the cliff, where many staircases and an elevator
is used as bonds with the district Saint-Roch, the Faubourg Saint-Jean
is crossed of is in west by Saint-Jean street, one of the oldest commercial
streets to the country. Many small and particularly interesting trade are
prosperous and highly respected, plus some bars,cafés and
restaurants. ants and hotels make this district an interesting
part of the city to visit.
photo © Maurice Chamberland