|Colony of France|
Montjoie Saint Denis!
"Mountjoy Saint Denis!"
Marche Henri IV
"March of Henry IV"
New France in 1750 (blue)
|Political structure||Autonomous colony|
|•||1534–1547||Francis I (first)|
|•||1715–1763||Louis XV (last)|
|•||1534–1541||Jacques Cartier (first)|
|•||1755–1760||Pierre de Rigaud (last)|
|Historical era||Colonial Era|
|•||Voyage of 1534||24 July 1534|
|•||Foundation of Quebec||3 July 1608|
|•||Treaty of Utrecht||11 April 1713|
|•||Capitulation of Quebec||18 September 1759|
|•||Capitulation of Montreal||8 September 1760|
|•||Treaty of Paris||10 February 1763|
|Currency||New France livre|
|Today part of|| Canada
France (as French Overseas collectivity of Saint Pierre and Miquelon)
New France was a colony settled by France in North America. The regions in New France included Quebec, Acadia, and the Louisiana Territory. Quebec City was its capital. The French settled there after finding Quebec and in doing so created New France. The colony was most valuable for its fur trade. France lost the colony during the French and Indian War and it became part of British North America, except the western part of the Louisiana Territory which France had ceded in 1762 to the Spanish Empire. In 1800 Spain returned that territory to Napoleon, who sold it to the United States in 1803.