Quebec City’s J.A. Moisan worth a visit

If you plan to visit Quebec City this year, add the J.A. Moisan fine food shop to your must-see list. Founded in 1871, the shop may be the oldest grocery store in North America. Current owner Clément Saint-Laurent has turned the upstairs area, where the Moisan family once lived, into a bedroom bed and breakfast with four guest rooms. Saint-Laurent said, “J.A. Moisan is part of Quebec history … it’s a landmark of commerce, so we wanted to build on its legacy.” Immersing yourself in part of the city’s history is a great way to enjoy a genealogy research trip.

Read the Montreal Gazette article for more information.

Eric Fortin [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

Eric Fortin [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (, via Wikimedia Commons


About Gail Dever

Gail Dever is a Montreal-based genealogist and blogger and a webmaster for the British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa.
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