New France now became a royal province, with governor, intendant, &c., on the model of the provinces of France.
He entered the profession of the law, and became in succession advocate to the general council of Artois, procureur to the parlement of Douai, master of requests, then intendant of Metz (1768) and of Lille (1774).
With Michel de Chamillart, whom he had known as intendant of Rouen (1689-1690), he had no better success.
The streets are in general steep and narrow, but there is a handsome promenade in the upper town, laid out in the 18th century by the intendant Antoine Megret d'Etigny.
Antoine Megret d'Etigny, intendant from 1751 to 1767, did much to improve the city and its commerce.