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Rimouski, Quebec Real Estate and Homes for Sale


Rimouski is a Canadian city located in the Bas-Saint-Laurent (Quebec) region at the mouth of the Rimouski River. It has a population of 46,860 (as of 2011) and many touristic, cultural and industrial attractions.Rimouski is the site of Université du Québec à Rimouski (UQAR), the Cégep de Rimouski (which includes the Institut Maritime du Québec (IMQ) and the Music Conservatory. It is also the home of some important ocean sciences research centres.The city was founded by Sir René Lepage de Ste-Claire in 1696. Originally from Ouanne in the Burgundy region, he exchanged property he owned on the Île d'Orléans with Augustin Rouer de la Cardonnière for the Seigneurie of Rimouski, which extended along the St. Lawrence River from the Hà¢tée River at Le Bic to the Métis River. De la Cardonnière had been the owner of Rimouski since 1688, but had never lived there. René Lepage moved his family to Rimouski, where it held the seigneurie until 1780 when it was gradually sold to the Quebec City businessman Joseph Drapeau.The "Maison Lamontagne" was built in 1750 per Marie-Agnès Lepage, grand-daughter of the Lord René Lepage, it carries now the surname of the family which resided at it in 1844. It is one of the oldest half-timbered houses in Quebec and is located within what is now called the District of Rimouski-Est.Today, a boulevard, park and monument at the western entrance of the Rimouski bear the name of the Sir René Lepage de Ste-Claire.

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