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"Who discovered Canada?" Top 5 Page for this destination Saint-Malo Things to Do Tip by Goner

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  Cartier Statue
by Goner

In 1532, the French King Francois went on a pilgrimage to Mont St Michel. On his way back, he asked Jacques Cartier from St Malo to find a path to Asia through North America. The adventurous captain discovered the St Lawrence River and the east coast of Canada, but the severe winter stopped his trip at a place called now Montreal. He traveled back and forth three times with more and more French immigrants who are still, almost five centuries later, the "French cousins from America".

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  • Updated May 4, 2004
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