Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré – Quebec, Canada

This is a stunning Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré is well outside of Quebec City (30 km) in a small town on the Saint Lawrence River. It was a cold wintery day (in Spring!) but well worth the trip to see the impressive architecture. The first basilica opened in 1876 but was destroyed in a fire in 1922, the current basilica was built in 1926.

Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré Quebec Canada

Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré

Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré Quebec Canada

The interior of the basilica is equally as impressive and very ornate with beautiful leadlight windows.

Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré  main hall quebec

Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré  Saint Anne Quebec

Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré

A pilgrimage occurs each summer to the basilica which is said to have cured the sick and disabled and even has a lot of crutches and canes displayed near the entrance that people have apparently discarded once they have been cured!

Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré crutches of the cured miracle

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5 Comments Add yours

  1. Beautiful!! I was just there a few weeks ago and marveled at its stunning beauty.

    1. Deano says:

      Thanks for taking a look. I hope you enjoyed slightly warmer weather? 🙂

  2. TheBigForest says:

    I went there a couple of years back. We drove from Montreal to the Gaspe penninsular on one side of the St Laurent river and then back to Montreal on the other shore. Ive never forgotten visiting St Anne de Beaupre so I was very interested to see your post. Thank you for sharing.

    1. Deano says:

      Thanks for taking a look at my blog 🙂 The churches and cathedrals in Quebec province are quite impressive

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