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Église Notre-Dame-des-Victoires (Our Lady of Victory Church)

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Église Notre-Dame-des-Victoires (Our Lady of Victory Church) Review

The fortress shape of the altar is no accident; this small but beautiful stone church has a bellicose past. Grateful French colonists named it in honor of the Virgin Mary, whom they credited with helping French forces defeat two British invasions: one in 1690 by Admiral William Phipps and the other by Sir Hovendon Walker in 1711. The church itself was built in 1688, making it the city's oldest—it has been restored twice since then. Several interesting paintings decorate the walls, and a model of Le Brezé, the boat that transported French soldiers to New France in 1664, hangs from the ceiling. The side chapel is dedicated to Ste. Geneviève, the patron saint of Paris.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 32 rue Sous-le-Fort, Lower Town, Québec City, QC, G1K 4G7 | Map It
  • Phone: 418/692–1650
  • Cost: Free, C$2 for guided tours
  • Hours: Early May–late Oct., daily 9–5; late Oct.–early May, daily 10–4; closed to visitors during Mass (Sun. at 10:30 and noon), marriages, and funerals
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  • Location: Lower Town
Updated: 08-12-2013

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