ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Visiting Notre-Dame-De-L'Annonciation, L'Ancienne-Lorette, Quebec: Twin Towered Skyline Dominance Dating From 1907-1910

Updated on January 21, 2020
Flag of Quebec
Flag of Quebec | Source
Notre-Dame de l'Annonciation
Notre-Dame de l'Annonciation | Source

Spectacular 71 metre twin towers

[NB: Among the many notable buildings which are the subject of the hubpages, these may include religious buildings, described as churches, etc.; these descriptions centre on the buildings' architectural and historical interest.]

The work of the Ouellet & Lévesque (1) architectural partnership, Notre-Dame-de-l'Annonciation was begun in 1907 and completed in 1910, and is situated in L'Ancienne-Lorette (2), Région Capitale-Nationale, Quebec.

The most prominent features of the building are its massive twin towers which truly dominate the skyline of the city spectacularly. Such is the proportion of the towers that to the observer they may almost cause the building as a whole to seem 'top heavy'. Rising to 71 metres, the towers are visible for kilometres around.

The building is the work of the Ouellet & Lévesque architectural partnership. Stylistically, the building reflects a combination of Beaux-Arts, Classicism and Gothic (3).

This striking structure is situated at 1625, rue Notre-Dame, L'Ancienne-Lorette, QC. The founding of what is now known as L'Ancienne-Lorette is attributed to Pierre Chaumonot (1611-1693), a member of the Jesuit Order. At the beginning of the 21st century the town of L'Ancienne-Lorette was for a short period part of Ville de Québec (City of Quebec), but has since acquired once again its independent status. Notre-Dame-de-l'Annonciation is thus among the most visibly prominent buildings within the municipality.

December 5, 2019

Notes

(1) The work of both architects David Ouellet (1844-1915) and Pierre Lévesque (1880-1955) is strongly identified with the design of ecclesiastical buildings. (See - in French - http://www.patrimoine-culturel.gouv.qc.ca/rpcq/detail.do?methode=consulter&id=7830&type=pge#.XeX4BdV7nmA and http://www.patrimoine-culturel.gouv.qc.ca/rpcq/detail.do?methode=consulter&id=7736&type=pge#.XeX2-tV7nmB respectively.)

(2) The name 'Ancienne-Lorette' is to differentiate from 'Nouvelle-Lorette' — often simply 'Lorette', an important First Nations settlement, itself dating from the 17th century. (See also re. Vieux-Wendake, below.)

(3) See also (in French): http://www.atrsq.com/index.php/sites-religieux-et-spirituels/la-fabrique-de-la-paroisse-notre-dame-de-l-annonciation (This page contains various items of basic information regarding the building.)

Also worth seeing

At Vieux-Wendake (distance: 9.5 kilometres) a First Nations enclave formerly known as Village-des-Hurons — is picturesque Place de la nation huronne-wendat overlooked by a number of significant buildings, including Église Notre-Dame-de-Lorette; the nearby Chute Kabir-Kouba is a striking set of waterfalls on the Saint-Charles River. Vieux-Wendake is close to the Ville de Québec / Quebec City suburb of Loretteville.

Other outstanding historical and cultural sites worth visiting in Quebec City (within which L'Ancienne-Lorette's boundaries form an enclave) — too many to mention in detail here — include: the Citadelle (Citadel); the 1886 Hôtel du Parlement (Parliament Building), which houses the Assemblée National du Québec (National Assembly of Quebec); Château Frontenac sometimes known as the most photographed hotel in the world, overlooks le Vieux-Québec (Basse-Ville) (Old Quebec - Lower Town) - ; la Chute Montmorency (Montmorency Falls), a spectacular sight, on a scale which is higher than Ontario's and New York's Niagara Falls; Maison patrimoniale Louis-S.-St.-Laurent (Louis S. St.-Laurent Heritage House); and many others

...

How to get there: Air Canada flies to Quebec City (Aéroport international Jean-Lesage de Québec ) from Montreal and Toronto, with wide connections. VIA Rail maintains regular services with Montreal, Toronto and Windsor. A number of car rental companies offer service at Quebec City airport. Please check with the airline or your travel agent for up to date information.

MJFenn is an independent travel writer based in Ontario, Canada.

Capitale-Nationale region, Quebec
Capitale-Nationale region, Quebec | Source

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://maven.io/company/pages/privacy

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)