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The city of Lévis is located on the southern shore of the St. Lawrence, opposite Quebec City. Founded in 1769 as a British redoubt, Lévis became in the 19C a center for timber exports to England and later, a shipbuilding center. Today it is noted for its port, wood-related industries, and as the birthplace and headquarters of the Desjardins cooperative savings and loan company. A ferry connects Lévis to Quebec City just across the river.
Tourist attractions Lévis : Things to see and do
8 av. Mont-Marie
Built between 1882 and 1884 in the Gothic Revival style, this small, white clap-board house was the home of Alphonse and Dorimène Desjardins for more than 40 years. The house was restored in 1982 by the Mouvement Desjardins as a tribute to its founde..
41 chemin du Gouvernement
Forming an irregular pentagon, the fort (1865-72) stands atop Pointe-Lévis, the highest point on the south shore of the St. Lawrence. It is the sole vestige of three such forts built to protect Quebec City against possible American attacks in the wak..
In 1932, the ever-increasing number of European immigrants to Canada prompted the government to establish a quarantine station on Grosse-Île, one of 21 islands making up the Île-aux-Grues archipelago. In the station's first year of operation, some 50..