bilingual presentation of history documents and artifact images
“ To mark the 400th anniversary of the French presence in North America in 2004, France and Canada are re-creating their singular adventure and sparking new interest in their shared history, by putting documents online, reproduced in their entirety using the latest digitization technologies, and making them accessible to a broad public.
With enthusiasm and determination that reflect the scope of the project, the Direction des Archives de France, Library and Archives Canada, and the Canadian Embassy in Paris set up work teams, whose members ensured a constant and effective liaison between two continents. This portal provides access to a virtual exhibition and a database containing more than one million images. It will continue to grow and be enriched through contributions from national and local institutions that conserve archives related to the history of Canada. “