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Pierrefonds, Quebec (Ville)

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Pierrefonds is a former city on the island of Montreal. It was amalgamated into the city of Montreal, Quebec and Canada in the year 2002. Located along the Riviere des Prairies, it was a part of the borough of Pierrefonds Roxboro. The population was 54,963 according to 2001 census. In 1904, the town of Sainte Genevieve was split into two new villages namely Sainte Genevieve and Sainte Genevieve de Pierrefonds. This was the first appearance of the name Pierrefonds. During the conflict in the year 1902, Joseph Adolphe Chauret had a seigniorial residence built for himself reminiscent of the community of Pierrefonds in France’s Department of Oise. He named his thatched home as Chateau Pierrefonds, apparently providing the name for the future city.
Joseph Adolphe Chauret was one of the leading figures who brought about the 1904 split. He was a famous and fiery notary. Always in the limelight, this person was praised by some and criticized by others. His reputation remains controversial to this day, mostly because of his stormy and ostentatious lifestyle. This city has grown over the years. It has become a centre of industry, administration and culture. It has undergone some improvements. It enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers and so it is one of the most visited places amongst the most die hard travelers the world over.

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