Since 2005, the Sainte-Jeanne-de-Chantal heritage foundation has protected and conserved one of only ten 18th century rural architectural sites in North America, whose history stretches back to the days of the seigneurs. The Île Perrot landmark is easily accessible from Montréal and Ontario and boasts a remarkable view of the St. Lawrence River. The church dates back to 1774, decorated with excellent examples of wood sculpture; visitors will also have a chance to explore the 1780 presbytery, 1792 cemetery, and Québec’s only terraced cemetery.
Take a guided tour or use an audio guide. The site also boasts a theatre in the chapel, a meeting space in the presbytery and church, and often has exhibitions and concerts playing in a church with excellent acoustics. The Chapelle enchantée puts on exciting shows all summer long for children and adults alike.
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