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Introduction

Four hundred years of history are the focal point of the 2008 celebration of the founding of Quebec City by French explorer Samuel de Champlain and a small band of brave and hardy individuals. The phrase 'joie de vivre' nicely sums up the French attitude to enjoying the good things of life and this is reflected in every cobblestone, building block and garland of flowers that welcome visitors to this Old World community from cities around the globe.