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The story behind Rue de la Ristigouche

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Rue de la Ristigouche is a short but attractive residential street in Sainte-Foy, just behind the Plaza Laval shopping center on Chemin Sainte-Foy. It runs between Rue Sabrevois and Avenue Dalquier, just east of Autoroute Henri IV. It is named after the Restigouche River that flows into the Baie des Chaleurs and was the site of a famous naval battle.

Rue de la Ristigouche is named after the Restigouche River (Ristigouche in French) that flows into the Baie des Chaleurs near Campbellton in northeastern New Brunswick and Dalhousie in Quebec. The river is part of the border between the two provinces.