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Sainte Anne de Beaupre
Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré is a town in La Côte-de-Beaupré Regional County Municipality, Quebec, Canada, along the Saint Lawrence River, 35km north-east of the Quebec City. The population was 2,803 according to the Canada 2006 Census. The Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré and the Convent of the Redemptoristines are located in the town.Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré stands in a rolling agricultural country, with the foothills of the Laurentian Mountains in the background. The first church was built by sailors who would often become ship-wrecked off Ile-Oeuf on their way to Quebec City. Saint Anne is the patron saint of sailors.DemographicsPopulation trend: Population in 2011: 2854 Population in 2006: 2803 Population in 2001: 2752 Population in 1996: 3023 Population in 1991: 3146 Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 1,307 Mother tongue: English as first language: 0% French as first language: 98.2% English and French as first language: 0% Other as first language: 1.8%AttractionsThe Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré is a major Roman Catholic place of pilgrimage and has a copy of Michelangelo's Pietà (the original is in the St. Peter's Basilica in Rome). The basilica is also known as a place of miracles. One of the builders of the original church, Louis Guimont, helped build the church despite having severe scoliosis and needing the aid of a crutch. When the church was complete, he was able to walk independently. Subsequent visitors to the church who have prayed have left their canes, crutches and walking aides behind as testament to their healing. The main wall when you first walk into the basilica is now completely covered with crutches.Plan your vacation with our Canada tour itinerary planning tool and discover the best things to do in Sainte Anne de Beaupre.
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