Samuel de Champlain back this summer!
3 July 2017

After a much-anticipated first appearance at Quartier Petit Champlain and Place-Royale last year, the historical figure Samuel de Champlain is back until fall! Throughout the summer, he will travel through the streets of one of the most beautiful parts of the world. He will  tell stories, entertain and inform people.

Disguised from head to foot and embodied by Jacques Langlois, Samuel de Champlain offers a fun experience to all visitors; He will be the concierge of the area! The character can inform visitors, suggest shops, restaurants, attractions, and more. Obviously, Samuel de Champlain knows the Quartier Petit Champlain and Place-Royale inside out!

Charmant and colorful, the personage is a unavoidable in itself. Mr. Langlois put on his hat, wig and period costume every day in the afternoon, for the pleasure of all. The people of Québec are cordially invited to meet Samuel de Champlain to ask him questions or simply to capture the moment of a photo, as thousands of vacationers who did last summer!

Magical summer decor!
In addition to  Samuel de Champlain in the area, on rue du Cul-de-Sac, at Parc Félix Leclerc and at Parc Petit-Champlain, the atmosphere is magical, thanks to enormous colored balls illuminated in the evening. A luminous ceiling overlooks rue du Petit-Champlain and, at the end of the street, there are two pretty swings in a giant frame surrounded by beautiful flowers, perfect pretext for a romantic photo!

At Place-Royale district, one of the 9 fun installations of the public art course Passages Insolites is set up near to the Batterie Royale, at the corner of Dalhousie  and Champlain Market streets, in addition to a luminous ceiling on the alleyway Square.