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Rue du Petit-Champlain Interesting

Rue du Petit-Champlain
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Extending along the foot of the cliff, this cobblestone pedestrian alley was de-veloped in the 1680s. First known as Rue De Meulles, the street was renamed Rue du Petit-Champlain (Little Champlain Street) when the larger Boulevard Champlain, situated parallel to it along the river, was created during the 19C. The early wooden dwellings along the street were inhabited by craftsmen and labourers until the 19C, when Irish immigrants who found work associated with the port moved into the district. Much of the neighbourhood fell into decay in the early 20C as a result of the economic decline of the port, but recent restoration work has transformed the street into a festive district enlivened by restaurants, boutiques and art galleries.

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