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Saint-Michel-de-Bellechasse, Québec, Canada

Saint-Michel-de-Bellechasse, Québec

Saint-Michel-de-Bellechasse is located about thirty kilometers from the bridges of Quebec.

Today, there are well-preserved houses dating from the 19th century. These houses, despite their diversity of styles and the addition of complementary colors, remained 85% white and this is a unique phenomenon in Quebec. This is what has allowed Saint-Michel-de-Bellechasse to be listed among the most beautiful villages in Quebec, as a "white village".

At the heart of the village is the parish church with its "Napoleon Déry" organ and its presbytery dating from 1739. The Notre-Dame de Lourdes place of pilgrimage, the presbytery (one of the oldest in America) and the chapel dedicated to Saint -Anne are worth seeing. Small streets adjacent to the main street lead to the small marina or marina from where one can follow, according to the tides, the comings and goings of sailboats and, offshore, large ships. Visiting here, you can stroll the pier and enjoy the picnic areas and the beach. The heritage circuit of the Bellechasse coast allows visitors to discover points of interest highlighting the heritage, landscapes and characters of local history in three ways.

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  • 1672
    The modern history of Saint-Michel-de-Bellechasse begins in 1672, when the seigniory of Durantaye was granted to Olivier Morel de La Durantaye, officer of the Carignan-Sallières regiment and commander of Fort Michilimackinak in the Great Lakes region. The seigniory then includes the territories of...Read MORE...


  • 1678 - Église de Saint-Michel established at Saint-Michel
    It was in 1678 that a first parish was erected by Bishop Laval on this territory. It was missionaries attached to the Séminaire de Québec who roamed this vast territory at the time and acted as itinerant parish priests in the absence of any chapel or presbytery. Traveling through these lands was...Read MORE...


  • Saint-Michel-de-Bellechasse, Québec, Canada
    Église de Saint-Michel
    105, rue Principale, Saint-Michel-de-Bellechasse, QUÉBEC
    Established 1678
    Source: wikipedia
    Photograph
  • 1754
    It was in 1754 that the government of New France authorized the creation of a first town in Bellechasse, but only the limits were drawn, because settlement did not begin until the dawn of the 19th century.
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  • In the census of 1815, there are twelve houses around the church.

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  • In 1830, there were around thirty houses there.

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  • 1832 - ST. MICHEL,
    seigniory, in the co. of Bellechasse, is bounded N.E. by La Valliere; S.W. by Beaumont; in the rear by St. Gervais; in front by the South Channel of the St. Lawrence. - This seigniory and that of St. Valliere have been formed out of the seigniory of Durantaye and its augmentation. About one half of ...Read MORE...


  • In 1851, there were more than a hundred people living there.

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  • In 1854, the seigneurial regime was abolished to make way for the municipalities. Thus the municipality of Saint-Michel was born, which was chosen as the capital of the county of Bellechasse.

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  • 1873
    ST. MICHEL, a post village of Quebec, capital of the co. of Bellechasse, on the S. shore of the St. Lawrence, and on the G. T. R., 16 miles below Quebec. It contains, besides the county buildings, a church, convent, college, tannery, saw mill, and several stores, and has a large lumber trade. Pop....Read MORE...


  • 1890 - St Michel
    St Michel. vil., Quebec, chef-lieu of co. Bellechasse, on S. bank of R. St Lawrence. 21 m. by rail E. of Point Levis. P. of sub-dist. 2,099.
    The Pocket Atlas and Gazetteer of the Dominion of Canada John George Bartholomew John Murdoch Harper January 1, 1890 London : J. Walker

  • 1895 - Saint Michel
    Saint Michel, a post-village of Quebec, capital of the co. of Bellechasse, on the S. shore of the St. Lawrence, and on the Grand Trunk Railway, 16 miles be low Quebec. It contains the county buildings, a church, convent, college, tannery, saw-mill, and several stores, and has a large lumber-trade....Read MORE...


  • Saint-Michel-de-Bellechasse, Québec, Canada

    Postcard
  • 1906
    Saint Michel, a post-village of Bellechasse co., Quebec, on the S. shore of the St. Lawrence and on the Intercolonial R., 16 miles below Quebec. It has religious and collegiate institutions and a lumber-trade.
    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 1923, electricity made its appearance there.

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  • Saint-Michel-de-Bellechasse, Québec, Canada
    Presbytere de St-Michel
    Postcard


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Saint-Michel-de-Bellechasse, Québec, Canada

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Église de Saint-Michel
105, rue Principale, Saint-Michel-de-Bellechasse, QUÉBEC
Established 1678
Source: wikipedia

Saint-Michel-de-Bellechasse, Québec, Canada

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Saint-Michel-de-Bellechasse, Québec, Canada

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Presbytere de St-Michel

History, News and Stories of Saint-Michel-de-Bellechasse, Québec, Canada

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  • 1672
    The modern history of Saint-Michel-de-Bellechasse begins in 1672, when the seigniory of Durantaye was granted to Olivier Morel de La Durantaye, officer of the Carignan-Sallières regiment and commander of Fort Michilimackinak in the Great Lakes region. The seigniory then includes the territories of... Read MORE...

  • 1678 - Église de Saint-Michel established at Saint-Michel
    It was in 1678 that a first parish was erected by Bishop Laval on this territory. It was missionaries attached to the Séminaire de Québec who roamed this vast territory at the time and acted as itinerant parish priests in the absence of any chapel or presbytery. Traveling through these lands was... Read MORE...

  • 1754
    It was in 1754 that the government of New France authorized the creation of a first town in Bellechasse, but only the limits were drawn, because settlement did not begin until the dawn of the 19th century.
    grandquebec.com
  • In the census of 1815, there are twelve houses around the church.

    grandquebec.com
  • In 1830, there were around thirty houses there.

    grandquebec.com
  • 1832 - ST. MICHEL,
    seigniory, in the co. of Bellechasse, is bounded N.E. by La Valliere; S.W. by Beaumont; in the rear by St. Gervais; in front by the South Channel of the St. Lawrence. - This seigniory and that of St. Valliere have been formed out of the seigniory of Durantaye and its augmentation. About one half of ... Read MORE...

  • In 1851, there were more than a hundred people living there.

    grandquebec.com
  • In 1854, the seigneurial regime was abolished to make way for the municipalities. Thus the municipality of Saint-Michel was born, which was chosen as the capital of the county of Bellechasse.

    grandquebec.com
  • 1873
    ST. MICHEL, a post village of Quebec, capital of the co. of Bellechasse, on the S. shore of the St. Lawrence, and on the G. T. R., 16 miles below Quebec. It contains, besides the county buildings, a church, convent, college, tannery, saw mill, and several stores, and has a large lumber trade. Pop.... Read MORE...

  • 1890 - St Michel
    St Michel. vil., Quebec, chef-lieu of co. Bellechasse, on S. bank of R. St Lawrence. 21 m. by rail E. of Point Levis. P. of sub-dist. 2,099.
    The Pocket Atlas and Gazetteer of the Dominion of Canada John George Bartholomew John Murdoch Harper January 1, 1890 London : J. Walker
  • 1895 - Saint Michel
    Saint Michel, a post-village of Quebec, capital of the co. of Bellechasse, on the S. shore of the St. Lawrence, and on the Grand Trunk Railway, 16 miles be low Quebec. It contains the county buildings, a church, convent, college, tannery, saw-mill, and several stores, and has a large lumber-trade.... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Saint Michel, a post-village of Bellechasse co., Quebec, on the S. shore of the St. Lawrence and on the Intercolonial R., 16 miles below Quebec. It has religious and collegiate institutions and a lumber-trade.
    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 1923, electricity made its appearance there.

    grandquebec.com

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