This beautiful place of worship is an integral part of the history of King’s Road and Mauricie is distinguished by the majesty and the balance of its façade. Its interior is enhanced by a splendid painted decoration citing figures from the Old Testament and episodes from the life of the Virgin Mary. These “paintings” were conducted in 1882 and 1883 by François-Xavier-Louis-Édouard Meloche, student of Napoleon Bourassa. The Church of Champlain was designated an historic monument in Quebec September 7, 2000.
Church is a national historic monument for three main reasons:
1) It is representative of the period known as the Church Triumphant (1840-1940);
2) It is the major work of Édouard Meloche who decorated with trompe l’oeil;
3) It preserves many ancient parts of the religious heritage of France and Quebec, as far back as before 1685.
989, rue Notre-Dame, Champlain, QC, G0X 1C0