Interior Design

Completed between 1854 and 1857

The interior design of Notre-Dame-des-Victoires, as you can see it nowadays, is the work of Raphaël Giroux and a few other students of Thomas Baillairgé, Jean Baillargé's grandson, who himself worked on the design of the same building in the past. Completed between 1854 and 1857, this design succeeds several previous sets.

During the second century of the church's construction, in 1888, the chair and the churchwarden's pew dating from 1854 were removed and this section was replaced with painted decoration.

High Altar

The high altar represents a citadel flanked by many towers. Overlooking it all is the statue of the Virgin Mary located on the impregnable Tower of David. This high altar does not fail to be imposing, despite the lack of perspective of a sanctuary not deep enough.

Le Brézé

This replica of a ship represents Le Brézé. This ship carries a part of the Carignan-Salières regiment sent to New France in 1665 to deal with the threat of the Iroquois.

Originally hanging from the ceiling of Quebec City's Notre-Dame Cathedral, this work was substantially damaged in the 1759 fire. It was restored and relocated here, at the Notre-Dame-des-Victoires church, in 1955.

Scenes of the Way of the Cross

The first Way of the Cross is made of bronze. The new one has colored engravings. It was printed in Paris by Turgis fils, Éditeurs pontificaux.

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