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Great success for the Treaty of Paris

September 24, 2014 | By francecanadaculture Ottawa
Treaty of Paris © Photo TC Media – Viviane Asselin

Visiting record

The exhibition of the Treaty of Paris, that has been taking place in the Museum of Civilisation of Quebec since Septeber 23rd, will be extented 10 more days, until Sunday, October 12th. It was meant to end October 2nd. Indeed, more than 14.000 people visited the exhibition  just during the first week. French Republic agreed to a 10-days extension.

"Rares et précieux"

The Museum of Civilisation revealed officially on Monday the Treaty of Paris also known as the Treaty of 1763. It will be at the heart of the exhibition "Rares et précieux" that will be shown until October 13, 2014. It is the first time the Treaty of Paris is back to Canada.

This precious document is subject to suffer from variations of temperature, humidity, light and vibrations. It never left the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs since ratified in Paris February 10, 1763 by England, Spain and France. Eight other documents are included with the Treaty to Quebec, namely a map of Americas of 1777.

The Treaty of Paris

The signing of the treaty formally ended the Seven Years' War, known as the French and Indian War in the North American theatre, and marked the beginning of an era of British dominance outside Europe.

The manuscrit is diplayed in a vitrine and open at the article IV, that stipulates: "Sa Majesté Trés Chretienne cède & garantit à Sa dite Majesté Britannique, en toute Proprieté, le Canada avec toutes ses Dependances".

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