The story behind Rue De Buade

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This flamboyant portrait of Louis de Buade, Count Frontenac, hangs in the lobby of the Ch√Ęteau Frontenac.

Rue De Buade is named in honour of Louis de Buade, better known as the Comte de Frontenac et de Palluau (1622-1698), who was governor general of New France from 1672 to 1682, then again from 1689 to 1698. His godfather was none other than King Louis XIII.