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Eglise Saint-Jean-Port-Joli

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Address: Place de l'Eglise, Saint Jean Port Joli, Quebec G0R 3G0, Canada
Phone Number: 418 598-3023
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A real Quebec experience.

Saint-Jean-Port-Joli is known for its woodcarving. The church has beautiful religious carvings; but, most interesting is the small museum with its collection of creches - and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 11, 2013
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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Saint-Jean-Port-Joli is known for its woodcarving. The church has beautiful religious carvings; but, most interesting is the small museum with its collection of creches - and amazingly carvings of a "pregnant" virgin that is displayed during Advent each year leading up to the Birth of Jesus. Amazing!

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Kuujjuarapik
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Saint-jean-port-Joli is such a charming welcoming Town. It is full of artists - sculptures - Everyone seem to be related....when you Know a CARON - founding family, you are sure to become part of the family. I am sure the Church has something to do with the JOY we feel in saint-jean-port-joli.

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Sunshine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

This Church is one of the oldest in the area and should be a must see for anyone visiting St Jean. The highlight is the wood carving by Bourgeault who was the original wood carver of the famous local style of carving.

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Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

One of the reviews under "Eglise saint-Jean-Port-Joli" is really about the wood sculpture museum named 'Musee des Anciens Canadiens' at 332 ave de Gaspe Ouest. It is easily the best museum of wood sculpture in an area full of wood working artisans, and probably the best in Quebec, giving a history of the art as well as many examples of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

About fifty miles (80 km) east of Quebec City but on the south shore of the St Lawrence River, is Saint-Jean-Port-Joli (pop. c.3,500). Long the home to dozens of artists and craftsmen of all types and their ateliers, it is chiefly renowned as Canada’s (perhaps North America’s) most important centre for wood sculpture. This is mainly because of the Bourgault... More 

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lasalle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

We visited that little city what a beautiful place. to see those nice houses 200 + years old which for us is rare. By the way this place is the capital of sculpture. there is for all tastes and the peoples, so friendly. we went to see the motorcycle museum it's a must see. There are lots of bed &... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2012

Peaceful. The church is simply beautiful. The ceiling is amazing

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2011

Eglise de Saint-Jean-Port-Joli can be found in the La Cote-du-Sud portion of the Gaspe Penninsula of Quebec, Canada. The church was built in 1779 and is classified as a National Historic Monument. The inside of the church is a masterpiece of woodcarving. Author Philippe-Aubert de Gaspe was laid to rest under a carved pew near the front of the sanctuary.... More 

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