Val-Bélair

The name Bélair stems back to the original seigneury granted to Guillaume Bonhomme in 1682 by Governor Joseph-Antoine Le Febvre de LA BARRE and Intendant Jacques de MEULLES. In a 1733 census the seigneury was designated as "the fief commonly referred to as Bélair or Bonhomme.
The name Bélair stems back to the original seigneury granted to Guillaume Bonhomme in 1682 by Governor Joseph-Antoine Le Febvre de LA BARRE and Intendant Jacques de MEULLES. In a 1733 census the seigneury was designated as "the fief commonly referred to as Bélair or Bonhomme.


Val-Bélair

Val-Bélair

Val-Bélair, Qué, City, pop 21 332 (2001c), 20 176 (1996c), 17 181 (1991c), area 69.88 km2, was first incorporated in 1965 as Bélair, and merged with Val-Saint-Michel under the name of Val-Bélair in 1973. Val-Bélair is located 21 km northwest of QUÉBEC CITY in the Laurentian Highlands. Overlooking the city is the 485 m high Mont Bélair, originally called Mont Bonhomme. A member of the Communauté urbaine de Québec, Val-Bélair is a residential suburb of the Valcartier military base and of Québec City.

The name Bélair stems back to the original seigneury granted to Guillaume Bonhomme in 1682 by Governor Joseph-Antoine Le Febvre de LA BARRE and Intendant Jacques de MEULLES. In a 1733 census the seigneury was designated as "the fief commonly referred to as Bélair or Bonhomme."


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