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Basilique-cathédrale Notre-Dame de Québec

In 1633, Samuel de Champlain had a modest chapel dedicated to the Virgin Mary built on the grounds where Basilique-Cathédrale Notre-Dame now stands. The cathedral that stands on the property today is the result of nearly 350 years of construction, and was rebuilt on three occasions due to fire. The interior is decorated with numerous impressive works of art such as an Episcopal throne canopy, stained glass, paintings, sculptures, and a sanctuary lamp presented to Monseigneur de Laval by Louis XIV. The governors of New France and most of Québec City’s bishops are entombed in the cathedral’s crypt.

20, rue De BuadeCarte interactive

www.patrimoine-religieux.com

Chapelle des Jésuites

Designed by the famous architect François Baillairgé, Chapelle des Jésuites was built in 1817. It is home to a number of invaluable pieces of religious art: a high altar designed by Eugène Taché, two statues believed to have been sculpted by Pierre-Noël Levasseur in 1750, two sculptures by Louis Jobin, and a Stations of the Cross sculpture by Médard Bourgault.

20, rue DauphineCarte interactive

www.patrimoine-religieux.com

Chapelle des Ursulines

Chapelle des Ursulines’ interior remains the same today as it was upon completion in 1723. French Regime–era sculptures and 17th and 18th century paintings decorating the nave make for a truly unique environment. Marie de l’Incarnation, founder of the Québec City Ursuline congregation, is entombed in the chapel walls.  

12, rue DonnaconaCarte interactive

Phone : 418 694-9616

Église Notre-Dame-des-Victoires

Built in 1688 on the L'Abitation (where Québec City was founded), Église Notre-Dame-des-Victoires is named for two events: the French military victory over troops led by the English Admiral Phipps in 1690, and the defeat of Admiral Walker’s fleet 21 years later. The church was rebuilt twice after burning down during the bombings of 1759. Inside, an ex-voto forms a scaled-down model of the Brézé, the ship that brought the Marquis de Tracy and soldiers from the Carignan Regiment to New France in 1664. Each January 3, dinner rolls are blessed in celebration of Saint Geneviève, patron saint of Paris.

32, rue Sous-le-FortCarte interactive

Phone : 418 692-1650

Église Saint-Charles-Borromée

Église Saint-Charles-Borromée

Église Saint-Charles-Borromée was built over a six-year period, from 1827–1833. The building marries classical, neoclassical, and Palladian architecture, and is among the province’s religious heritage masterpieces.

8000, 1re Avenue Carte interactive

www.trait-carre.org

Sanctuaire Notre-Dame-du-Sacré-Cœur

Sanctuaire Notre-Dame-du-Sacré-Cœur, a Catholic chapel, was built in 1910 to honor the Virgin Mary. The sanctuary is known for its stained glass windows, which are regarded as neo-Gothic masterpieces. The marble slabs covering its walls are reminiscent of those in many European churches.

71, rue Sainte-UrsuleCarte interactive

Phone : 418 692-3787

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church

The first Presbyterians to land in Québec were Scottish troops who arrived with General Wolfe’s army in 1759. St. Andrew’s gave its first service in 1810. Its stained glass windows and Casavant organ are well worth a visit.

5, rue CookCarte interactive

Phone : 418 694-1347

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