Cours Le Royer (Hôtel-Dieu Stores)
Many large buildings-warehouse-stores-erected in the 1860s and 70s eloquently attest to the commercial vitality of the area during the city’s industrialization. The boutiques built at that time, at the former Hôtel-Dieu site, are a striking example of technological innovation combined with refined architectural style. It is the first major example of contemporary reuse of an ancient commercial sector. Today, the buildings serve as offices, businesses and residences.