23 Maison Louis-Latouche in Old Québec City, Canada

Québec has done an excellent job of preserving and often repurposing its old buildings in Vieux-Québec. Most of them have a plaque describing their history. Unfortunately, the words are in French. But even if you are not bilingual, you can still get a sense of who lived, worked or worshipped at a place you are admiring. An example is this stone building with a red roof and dormers. A master builder named Louis Latouche built this in 1825 as his residence. After nearly 50 years, judge Henri-Thomas Taschereau purchased the property. In 1895, it was acquired by the Babin family. Today, the former Maison Louis-Latouche is a French bistro named L’Entrecôte Saint-Jean.

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1080 Rue Saint-Jean, Québec, QC G1R 1S4, Canada

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