Church of L'Ange-Gardien

For over 300 years

The bishop of Quebec City, François de Laval, canonically erected the Saints-Anges-Gardiens parish in 1678. The designation L’Ange-Gardien, after which the municipality was named, emerged at the end of the 17th century.

The parish’s first chapel was made of wood and located down at the bottom of the village. It was replaced by the first local church, built in 1674.

In the 1710s, this church was replaced by a second church that was built on a promontory overlooking the village; however, the second church was destroyed by fire in 1930.

The church that will then be built is the one that is still there today. Markings on the road in front of the present-day church indicate the site where the other church once stood.

Religious life of yesteryear

Sources: Picture of Current church of L’Ange-Gardien (Bergeron Gagnon inc, 2015. Inventaire du patrimoine bâti de la MRC de La Côte-de-Beaupré)

Small chapel

Here is an example among the many small chapels that you will see in certain municipalities of Côte-de-Beaupré, including L'Ange-Gardien.

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