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Saint-Pierre-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada - 1689 map lÎle-dOrléans, Québec by ROBERT DE VILLENEUVE Québec : Société de généalogie de Québec, 1976

Saint-Pierre-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec

Jacques CARTIER called it Île de Bacchus in 1535 because of the vines growing there, and rebaptized it Île d'Orléans in 1536 to honour the duc d'Orléans. In 1636 the island was granted to 8 associates by the Compagnie de la Nouvelle France. It became Île Sainte-Marie during the HURON settlement of 1650-57. These first farmers, installed on land belonging to Éléonore de Grandmaison at the far upstream end, were massacred in 1656 by the IROQUOIS. Land clearing began again in 1660.

...The parishes of Saint-Pierre, Saint-François and Saint-Jean were founded in 1679...
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people who take the Île d'Orléans bridge to get to the island, located opposite Quebec City. The name of the parish celebrates the apostle Saint Peter, martyred under Nero in 64 AD.

The river with the curious name of Pot-au-Beurre crosses the territory of the municipality, as well as the Moulin and Maheu rivers.

Economically, the Saint-Pierrais are known in Quebec for their cheese with a very delicate taste. In addition, there are maple groves and orchards. Ice cider, terrines and confits, apple butter, blackcurrant liqueur and other local products are exported.
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Eglise de Saint-Pierre-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, built 1717
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1624 - January 3, 1624 - Founding of New France's First seigneuries at Cap Tourmente and Ile-d'Orleans.

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1648 - Huron country destroyed, Hurons relocated to ile D'Orleans

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1673 - Construction on the first church in Saint-Pierre, built in half-timber and covered in shingles, began in 1673 and finished in 1676.

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1679 - The parish of Saint-Pierre was officially founded in 1679.
On April 6, 1676, Île d’Orléans became a county divided into four burgs: Saint-Pierre, Saint-Jean, Sainte-Famille and Saint-Paul (renamed Saint-Laurent in 1698).
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1717 - The church (at St-Pierre) was replaced by a stone building in 1717

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1759 - In the summer of 1759, Île d’Orléans was evacuated prior to the arrival of the Royal Navy and the English troops under the command of General Wolfe.
He established a military camp on the island to keep watch on Quebec City and the channels of the St. Lawrence River. The buildings on the island were nearly all razed after Wolfe’s defeat on July 31 at L’Ange-Gardien. Only a few homes were spared.
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1832 - The Parish of St. Pierre and St. Paul,
by a regulation of Sept. 20, 1721, confirmed by an Order in Council, Mar. 3, 1722, is 2 1/ 2 leagues along the North Channel, from the river Pot du Beurre to the S.W. extremity of the island, including all lands within those limits as described in the contracts of concession; but should any of the inhabitants, whose grants extend entirely across the island, choose to reside on the opposite of south side, then they are to become parishioners of St. Laurent, and pay tithes to the cure of that parish accordingly. - All the lands were conceded prior to 1759, and are now, as much as possible, under cultivation. About half the farms extend rather more than two arpents in front, the others are of less extent.
A Topographical Dictionary of The Province of Lower Canada by Joseph Bouchette, Esq., London, 1832
1870 - The village of Sainte-Pétronille-de-Beaulieu was created in 1870 on land ceded from the village of Saint-Pierre.

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1873
ST. PIERRE D'ORLEANS, a post village and parish in Montmorency co., Que., on the Island of Orleans, in the St. Lawrence, 9 miles below Quebec. It contains a flouring mill, a saw and carding mill, and 3 stores. Pop 1,109
Lovell's gazetteer of British North America; J. Lovell; Montreal, 1873
1895 - Saint Pierre d’Orléans
Saint Pierre d’Orléans, a post-village in Montmorency co, Quebec, on the island of Orléans in the St. Lawrence, 9 miles below Quebec. It has a flouring-mill, a saw- and carding-mill, and 3 stores.
Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott
1906
Saint Pierre d'Orleans, a post-village of Montmorency co., Quebec on the island of Orleans, in the St. Lawrence, 9 miles below Quebec, its banking point. It manufactures butter and cheese.
Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906
In 1935, the Île-de-Saint-Orléans bridge was built. After this event of paramount importance for the residents, the locality develops rapidly.Residential projects are springing up there, and many citizens of the provincial capital are settling there.

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The current name, Saint-Pierre-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, was given to the locality in 1997 to distinguish it from homonymous municipalities in Quebec.

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2023 - Here's a list of places to go and things to do when visiting Saint-Pierre-de-l'Île-d'Orléans:
Visit the Church of Saint-Pierre: Start your exploration with a visit to the Church of Saint-Pierre. This beautiful church dates back to the 18th century and is a fine example of Quebec's religious architecture. The interior is equally impressive, with intricate woodwork and religious artifacts.

Tour the Vineyards: Île d'Orléans is known for its vineyards and wineries. Take a tour of one of the local vineyards like Vignoble Sainte-Pétronille or Domaine de la Source à Marguerite. You can taste some exquisite wines and enjoy the scenic views of the vine-covered hills.

Indulge in Local Cuisine: The island is renowned for its culinary delights. Be sure to try local specialties like tourtière (meat pie), maple syrup products, and fresh fruit. You can also dine at one of the island's charming restaurants for a taste of authentic Quebecois cuisine.

Cycle Around the Island: One of the best ways to explore Île d'Orléans is by bike. The island has a network of cycling paths that offer... Read MORE...

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