Story of Avenue Jules-Verne

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Photo: Bill Cox

Avenue Jules-Verne runs south from Boulevard Wilfrid-Hamel, crosses Route de l’Aéroport and then runs west parallel to the north side of Highway 40 to Rue Jean-Gauvin. Many large retail businesses such as Rona, Bureau en Gros, Walmart, and Super C are along this busy artery.

This busy commercial street is named after Jules Verne (1828-1905), a prolific French author whose writings laid much of the foundation of modern science fiction. Verne’s father, intending that Jules follow in his footsteps as an attorney, sent him to Paris to study law. While continuing his law studies, he fed his passion for the theatre, writing numerous plays.