The story behind Rue De Mareuil


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Rue De Mareuil is a short residential street in the Duberger-Les Saules district between Rue le Caron and Avenue Raymond-Blouin near Autoroute Robert-Bourassa.

This street is named in honour of Jacques de Mareuil, a half-pay lieutenant of a detachment of colonial regular troops, who was also an amateur actor. Travelling in New France from the spring of 1693 to autumn 1694, he owes his fame to the scandal he caused during his brief stay in Quebec City.