L'eglise Notre-Dame-des-Victoires, is one of the most famous landmarks in the old Quebec city, and sits at the heart of the Place-Royale, and dates all the way back to 1688. It stands on the original site of the habitation built by Samuel de Champlain in 1608. It was in 1687 that permission was given to build a chapel on the site, and during construction the church changed its name twice - before finally settling on its current title.
In 1759, the church was destroyed when the lower part of Quebec City was bombed, and the final result that can be seen today was finally completed in 1766. It wasn't until 1929 however that the church was designated a historic monument, as it is the oldest stone church in the whole of Quebec. The building was restored again in 1967 to keep the building safe and of superior historic quality.
The Place-Royale, named so in 1686, where the church is located, was built along the edge of the second home of Samuel de Champlain, and has mostly been used as a marketplace. The quaintness of the square is delightful to all visitors today, as they love its cobbled streets, numerous shops and cafes and of course the l'eglise Notre-Dame-des-Victoires. Place-Royale and the historic buildings contained within it are now part of the Quebec City designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, so the square and church will be protected for years to come.
l'eglise Notre-Dame-des-Victoires, church, in Place-Royale during dusk in Old Quebec, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. UNESCO World Heritage Site.
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/13.0, exposure time of 8/1 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 25mm.
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