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“Beautiful Rural Quebec Church with wonderful wood carvings”

Eglise Saint-Jean-Port-Joli
Reviewed 24 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 1779 and has been modified a bit since then. The roof was painted vermilion in 1950. Some of the carvings date back to 1794 and the vault is one of the most beautiful sculptured in the province. The detail is amazing with the arch containing about 4500 roses. This is a stop worth making if you are in the area.

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Reviewed 29 August 2016

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

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Reviewed 28 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 that we all really enjoyed. Behind the church is a walk to the river that is worth taking. There is also a 'funky' store with goods from all over the world that is worth a look.

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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 Jesus. Amazing!

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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 with the JOY we feel in saint-jean-port-joli.

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