The hallmark of the city of Trois-Rivières, the Laviolette bridge.
The Ursulines monastery.
Trois-Rivières (2001 population 46,264; metropolitan population 137,507) is a city on the St. Lawrence River at the mouth of the Saint-Maurice River in central Quebec, Canada. Its inhabitants are known as "Trifluviens" (Trifluvians). It was known to early English settlers as Three Rivers and is the famous birthplace of Parti Québécois minister Gérald Godin, writer Madeleine Ferron and Premier of QuebecMaurice Duplessis. Félix Leclerc also worked in a Trois-Rivières radio station.
Notable historic landmarks include the Ursulines monastery and the Saint-Maurice forge. Trois-Rivieres hosts the Grand-Prix de Trois-Rivieres, the Trans-Am series, and the Formula Atlantic  (http://www.gp3r.com). It is officially the "national Quebec capital of poetry". Numerous plaques displaying poetic verses are installed across the center of the city and its International Festival of Poetry honors this title.
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