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(La Visitation-de-Notre-Dame de Chateau-Richer)

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Château-Richer, Québec, Canada - Église de la Visitation-de-la-Bienheureuse-Vierge-Marie, est. 1678 179, rue de l’Église, Château-Richer, QUÉBEC Source: Google maps

Château-Richer, Québec, Canada

Château-Richer is a charming municipality located in the province of Quebec, Canada. It is situated on the north shore of the St. Lawrence River, approximately 20 kilometers (12 miles) northeast of Quebec City. The area is known for its rich history, picturesque landscapes, and vibrant community.

Château-Richer has a long and fascinating history that dates back to the early 17th century when French colonists settled in the region. It was one of the first rural parishes established by Europeans in North America. The town's name, which translates to "Rich Castle" in English, was given in honor of the Château-Richer parish, which was known for its fertile lands and abundant resources.

The French influence is still evident in the town's architecture, culture, and traditions. The historic church, Église de Saint-Joachim, built in 1753, is a notable landmark that reflects the region's religious and architectural heritage.




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Église de la Visitation-de-la-Bienheureuse-Vierge-Marie, est. 1678
179, rue de l’Église, Château-Ri
Château-Richer, Québec, Canada

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Église de la Visitation-de-la-Bienheureuse-Vierge-Marie, est. 1678
179, rue de l’Église, Château-Richer, QUÉBEC
Source: Google maps
Chateau Richer, 1787
The Seigneurial System
www.dlc-ubc.ca/ wordpress_dlc_mu/ jeff1/ files/ 2010/
Château-Richer, Québec, Canada

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Chateau Richer, 1787
The Seigneurial System
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Falls of La Puce, Chateau Richer ( Quebec ) 1840
Library and Archives Canada, Acc. No. 1956-62-87
Château-Richer, Québec, Canada

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Falls of La Puce, Chateau Richer ( Quebec ) 1840
Library and Archives Canada, Acc. No. 1956-62-87
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1882 - Lucius O'Brien - Picturesque Canada (1882–84)
Château-Richer, Québec, Canada

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1882 - Lucius O'Brien - Picturesque Canada (1882–84)
A Street in Chateau Richer
1882 - Lucius O'Brien - Picturesque Canada (1882–84)
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A Street in Chateau Richer
1882 - Lucius O'Brien - Picturesque Canada (1882–84)
The Baker's Inn, Chateau Richer, Que.
Situated 2 1/2 miles West of Ste Anne de Beaupre on New Route
Château-Richer, Québec, Canada

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The Baker's Inn, Chateau Richer, Que.
Situated 2 1/ 2 miles West of Ste Anne de Beaupre on New Route No 15

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In 1626, Samuel de Champlain established in Château-Richer the first farm in the Saint Lawrence valley, to feed the people of Quebec city.

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In 1646, Olivier Letardif, Lord and Chief Prosecutor, granted 20 concessions to the inhabitants of Château-Richer so that they could officially establish themselves properly.

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1661 - Parish of Notre Dame de la Visitation is established in Chateau Richer

Guide to Quebec Catholic Parishes and Published Parish Marriage Records, Compiled Jeanne Sauve White
1678 - Église de la Visitation-de-la-Bienheureuse-Vierge-Marie established at Château-Richer

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1698 - October 14 - New France census shows: Château-Richer with 373 inhabitants

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On March 15, 1753, Château-Richer became very first organized village in New France.

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In 1832, the post office opened in Château-Richer

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1832 - The Parish of Chateau Richer, Cote de Beaupre,
by regulation confirmed by a royal decree of March 3, 1722, in which it is called la Paroisse de la Visitation de Notre Dame, extends W. from the R. du Petit-Pre, which separates it from the parish of Ange Gardien, to the R. au Chien E. which divides it from the P. of Ste. Anne. It runs 2 1/ 4 l. along the shore of the St. Lawrence and comprehends the whole depth of that part of the S. In this P. are the ruins of a Franciscan monastery, built at the beginning of the last century, on a little rocky promontory on the bank of the St. Lawrence; its destruction took place at the time the British army, under General Wolfe, was encamped on the E. side of the river Montmorenci: the exterior walls and part of an adjoining tower still remain. On a rising ground, in the rear of these ruins, stands the parish church, rather a handsome structure with two spires: from this spot a wide-spreading and beautiful prospect unfolds itself, comprehending a large portion of the river, Cap Tourmente, the... Read MORE...

1865 - No Draft
The Canadians do not appear to like drafting for military service on the border. The Quebec News of December 31st states that the draft which was to have taken place throughout the Province on the day previous, was resisted in several of the counties in the Quebec district, and that the officers appointed to enforce it has been driven away at Chateau Richer, and their lives threatened. - The trouble was no doubt alarming, for three companies of infantry and a battery of artillery were immediately ordered to the disaffected districts to enforce the draft. It was subsequently reported that over two hundred ship carpenters from St. Roch had gone down to cut the Montmernci Bridge, and prevent the troops from proceeding to Chateau Richer. The greatest excitement prevailed in Montreal, but it was thought the disturbance would be quelled without bloodshed. There are but thirteen regiments wanted. These fact cannot fail to show the feeling of the Canadian people towards the United States.
The Farmers' Cabinet
New Hampshire
January 13, 1865
1873
CHATEAU RICHER, a flourishing post village and parish in Montmorency co., Que., on the north shore of the St. Lawrence, 10 miles below Quebec. It has a considerable lumber and flour trade, and is a favorite resort of sportsmen, partridge, wild duck, snipe and trout being abundant. Pop. 1,613
Lovell's gazetteer of British North America; J. Lovell; Montreal, 1873
1882-84 - Chateau Richer
...Chateau Richer, which, in natural beauty, equals L'Ange Gardien, is the next parish to the eastward. It gets its name from an old Indian trader, whose chateau near the river is now but a small heap of ruins almost lost in the undergrowth. The hill here advances abruptly towards the river, forming, where the main road crosses its projecting spur, a commanding elevation for the handsome stone church that towers over the cottages which line the gracefully receding curve beyond. Not many years ago the blackened walls of a convent lay at the foot of this same hill, witnesses of the ruin worked at the time of the Conquest. Knox says in his journal, that the priest, at the head of his parishioners, fortified the building and held it against an English detachment and two pieces of artillery, but it was reduced to ashes; the remnant of its brave garrison were scalped by the Iroquois allies of the English. It is far more likely that the brave cure stayed with his flock, to comfort them to... Read MORE...

1884 - An Aerolite Falls in Canada
Quebec, P. Q., Dec. 16, 1884. - An aerolite fell on the farm of C. Francois, at Chateau Richer, below Montmorency Falls, a short distance from Quebec, at three o'clock Saturday morning. It was dug up from the ground, in which it had imbedded itself, and was found to measure about a foot in diameter. The people at Chateau Richer were so startled by the intense light that many rushed out of their houses to ascertain its cause. They say that the falling meteor presented the appearance of a huge ball of fire, which lighted up the whole countryside almost with the brilliancy of the noonday sun.
The New York Herald
New York, New York
December 17, 1884
1895 - Château-Richer
Château Richer, a post-village and parish in Montmorency co., Quebec, on the N. shore of the St. Lawrence, 15 miles below Quebec. It has a lumber- and flour-trade, and is a favorite resort of sportsmen. Pop. 1618.
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
2023 - Here's a list of things to do and places to visit in Château-Richer and its surrounding areas:
Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré Shrine: This famous pilgrimage site is a short drive from Château-Richer and is renowned for its stunning basilica. It's a place of spirituality and a great spot for architectural and religious enthusiasts.

Montmorency Falls: Just a little further down the road, you'll find Montmorency Falls. These falls are even taller than Niagara Falls and offer various activities like hiking, ziplining, and a cable car ride for breathtaking views.

Île d'Orléans: A short drive from Château-Richer, this island is known for its agricultural charm. Explore quaint villages, taste local produce, and take in the beautiful views of the St. Lawrence River.

Cycling on Île d'Orléans: The island is a popular spot for cycling enthusiasts. Rent a bike and pedal your way through picturesque landscapes, stopping at cider houses, bakeries, and art galleries along the way.

Vignoble Ste-Pétronille: If you appreciate wine, don't miss a visit to this vineyard on Île d'Orléans. Enjoy... Read MORE...

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