Quebec City region artist.
Located in Canada, the Ramparts
of Quebec City is the only remaining fortified city in
North America. The British began refortifying the
existing walls, after they took Quebec City from the
French in the Battle of the Plains of Abraham in 1759.
The wall, which runs on the eastern extremity of the
Promontory of Quebec, surrounds most of Old Quebec,
which was declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO in
1985. The fortifications were designated a National
Historic Site of Canada in 1948.
St. Louis Gate: dates back to
at least 1694 was demolished in 1791 because of its poor
condition and rebuilt. This gate lasted until 1823 when
it was replaced. It was eventually removed altogether in
1871 before Lord Dufferin.