At the foot of the tumultuous Richelieu River rapids, Fort Chambly stands proudly, having played a defensive role for more than 300 years. In 1665, the Carignan-Salières regiment built the first fort in Chambly to counter the Iroquois threat. Two other wooden forts would later replace it. A fourth, this one in stone, still watches over the Richelieu.
Fort Chambly retraces the twists and turns of colonization and the military conflicts that fill the pages of Canada’s history.
To highlight the importance of this fortification, the Fort Chambly National Historic Site invites visitors to celebrate the 350th anniversary of the construction of the first fort through festive and gourmet programming.
Come savour the cuisine of residents of New France while discovering garrison life. The fort has preserved the main elements of its original architecture so that you truly feel like you’re walking in the steps of a French infantryman from the 18th century.
A Fort at the Foot of the Rapids
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