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Beautiful Rural Quebec Church with wonderful wood carvings

This is a typical rural Quebec church. The high sloping roof to shed the snow, the low walls to... read more

Reviewed 25 November 2016
Hamilton, Canada
Very interesting

The church is beautiful & the carving inside must be seen .It is very indicative of the artisanants... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2016
Garth M
Lindsay, Canada
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24 Nov 2016
“Beautiful Rural Quebec Church with wonderful wood carvings”
29 Aug 2016
“Very interesting”
Place de l'Eglise, Saint Jean Port Joli, Quebec G0R 3G0, Canada
+1 418-598-3023
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Reviewed 25 November 2016

This is a typical rural Quebec church. The high sloping roof to shed the snow, the low walls to protect against wind, the beautiful stone gathered from neighbouring fields used to build it, and inside some very wonderful wood carvings. The church was built in...More

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Reviewed 30 August 2016

The church is beautiful & the carving inside must be seen .It is very indicative of the artisanants in the area .

Thank Garth M
Reviewed 29 September 2015

With a reluctant 7 year old we visited this magnificent church in July 2025. Its red roof and red doors are inviting, and once inside the beautiful wood carving will amaze you. There is also a small museum attached that had an exhibit of crèches...More

1  Thank 522maritimegirl
Reviewed 11 October 2013

Saint-Jean-Port-Joli is known for its woodcarving. The church has beautiful religious carvings; but, most interesting is the small museum with its collection of creches - and amazingly carvings of a "pregnant" virgin that is displayed during Advent each year leading up to the Birth of...More

1  Thank Townie117
Reviewed 5 August 2013

Saint-jean-port-Joli is such a charming welcoming Town. It is full of artists - sculptures - Everyone seem to be related....when you Know a CARON - founding family, you are sure to become part of the family. I am sure the Church has something to do...More

Thank inukshuk59
Reviewed 28 June 2013

This Church is one of the oldest in the area and should be a must see for anyone visiting St Jean. The highlight is the wood carving by Bourgeault who was the original wood carver of the famous local style of carving.

Thank Donald_O-Canard
Reviewed 10 August 2012

One of the reviews under "Eglise saint-Jean-Port-Joli" is really about the wood sculpture museum named 'Musee des Anciens Canadiens' at 332 ave de Gaspe Ouest. It is easily the best museum of wood sculpture in an area full of wood working artisans, and probably the...More

Thank heund
Reviewed 24 July 2012

About fifty miles (80 km) east of Quebec City but on the south shore of the St Lawrence River, is Saint-Jean-Port-Joli (pop. c.3,500). Long the home to dozens of artists and craftsmen of all types and their ateliers, it is chiefly renowned as Canada’s (perhaps...More

1  Thank ferby2
Reviewed 23 July 2012

We visited that little city what a beautiful place. to see those nice houses 200 + years old which for us is rare. By the way this place is the capital of sculpture. there is for all tastes and the peoples, so friendly. we went...More

2  Thank detteLasalle
Reviewed 30 January 2012

Peaceful. The church is simply beautiful. The ceiling is amazing

Thank CharmanteJo
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