Why did the French go to Québec?

How did the French end up in Quebec?

New France

The French language established itself permanently in North America with the foundation of Quebec City by Samuel de Champlain in 1608. However, it was after the creation of the Sovereign Council of New France in 1663 that the colonies really started to develop.

Is Quebec French Old French?

In the 17th and 18th centuries, during the European colonization of the Americas, the French royalty sent Parisians to populate la Nouvelle France (New France, aka Quebec, Canada). … However, nearly 95% of the population holds French as either their first or second language alongside English…a bilingual haven indeed!

Where did the Quebecois come from?

During the 17th century, French settlers originating from Normandy, Perche, Beauce, Brittany, Maine, Anjou, Touraine, Poitou, Aunis, Angoumois, Saintonge and Gascony came to Canada. It is from them that the French Canadian ethnicity was born.


Identity Population
French 4,941,210
Québécois 146,590
Acadian 96,145
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