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The Church Notre-Dame-de-Victoire

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The Church Notre-Dame-des-Victoires (Church of our lady Victorious) is a small Roman Catholic stone Church in Quebec city. The temple is located in the heart of old Quebec, in the so-called Lower town, and is one of the oldest churches in North America.

The construction of the Church started in 1687 on the site where once was the residence of the famous French Explorer and hydrographer, and the founder of Quebec, Samuel de Champlain. Initially, the temple was consecrated in honor of the Infant Jesus, but in 1690 after the battle of Quebec ended with the defeat of the British, was renamed Notre Dame de La Victoire. In 1711, after a defeat of the British squadron, the Church was named the Church Notre-Dame-de-Victoire.

9 August 1759 during the British bombardment of the Lower city prior to one of the most decisive battles of the French and Indian war, known as the Battle on the fields of Abraham, the Church of Notre-Dame-de-Victoire was completely destroyed. By 1762, it was restored the sacristy, the main work was completed by 1766. The full restoration of the Church was completed only in 1816 under the leadership of a talented architect Francois Belarge.

In January 1929, the Church Notre-Dame-de-Victoire received the status of "historical monument of Quebec", and in 1988, a National historic site of Canada.

In 2002, the Church Notre-Dame-de-Victoire were shooting some episodes of famous detective tragicomedy of Steven Spielberg's "Catch me if you can", and in 2004, the psychological Thriller, DJ Caruso's "Taking lives".