You are now on the site of the old Terrebonne Church. This stone church is built in 1734 to replace the first chapel of the "Les Bois" mission inaugurated by Louis Lepage, pastor of Sainte-Claire in 1723. At that time the twenty families living on the land of Terrebonne founded the parish of Saint-Louis-de-Terrebonne, today known as the parish of Saint-Louis-de-France. In fact, if you look behind you toward the hill, you can see the pinion of the new church.
Originally, the old church had two side chapels forming a cross. It underwent several modifications and additions over time, particularly in 1829, when it is extended by twenty feet, ending in a semi-circle. Several ornaments are then added to the exterior. In 1879, the new church of Saint-Louis-de-France was inaugurated atop the hill. Since this made the old church obsolete, the latter was demolished the following year.