Got $3million spare – invest in Quebec history

Got $3million spare – invest in Quebec history

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French Consulate building for sale.

The building in which the French Consulate (Consulat général de France à Québec) is presently occupying is up for sale by the French Government and not everyone is happy about it. The building is one of Quebec City’s oldest, having been built in 1648, and is the site where the City of Quebec was officially handed over to the British in 1759, making it also one of the more historic properties in the city.

The building, known as the « Kent House », named after the Duke of Kent, is situated at 25 rue St.Louis a mere stone’s throw from the famous Chateau Frontenac and is a stunning example of French architecture. It is right in the centre of the city’s bustling tourist area and has a special presence in the region.

According to the French Consulate for Quebec the building has reached a stage where it will need too much renovation and upgrading to keep it as a viable and more functional institution. Some people in the France-Québec Association see it as a slap in the face to Québec but , the Consulate does not agree with their attitude claiming that they are not leaving Québec but, simply moving to a different building which would be more appropriate for their needs in the coming years. Even the deputy for ”Les Français d’Amerique du Nord” has written a letter to the External Affairs Minister in an attempt to halt the sale.

It is rumoured that the Consulate will be moving to 500 Grande Allée, a building which has already been completely renovated inside and out and according to the Consulate would also be more accessible and a more visible address than the present location.

If you’re interested in buying the historic building the asking price is $3 million and it should be available by next summer.

LifeinQuebec.com Staff Writer
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