Church of St. John the Baptist

Interesting
Slender spires and a curved roof contribute to the charm of this edifice (1779). The ornate interior, decorated between 1794 and 1798 by Jean Baillairgé and his son, Florent, features works by Médard and Jean-Julien Bourgault. The main altar tabernacle (1740) is attributed to Pierre-Noël Levasseur. The barrel vaulting is composed of small coffers embellished with 4,300 carved flowers. In 1987, seventeen local wood carvers pooled their skills to create a magnificent nativity scene (crèche de Noël).

Useful information

Address:

2 pl. de l'Église, G0R 3G0 St-Jean-Port-Joli

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