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Victoriaville Travel guide
Victoriaville : Michelin's recommendations
The city of Victoriaville is the capital of the Bois-Francs region, so called because of the predominance of maple trees in the area. Maple products are the backbone of the local economy, along with forestry and dairy cattle. The town of Arthabaska, now part of Victoriaville, retains its plethora of cultural opportunities and historical sites, including the home of Sir Wilfred Laurier, Prime Minister of Quebec from 1896 to 1911.
Tourist attractions Victoriaville : Things to see and do
99 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest CDN - Victoriaville QC G6P 1R8
This Neoclassical-style church was completed in 1897; its main steeple measures 60m/197ft tall. The ornate interior features elaborate woodwork in the apse, a vault richly decorated with wood sculpture, and imposing lateral galleries. The stained-gla..
16 Rue Laurier Ouest CDN - Victoriaville QC G6P 6P3
This museum commemorating Arthabaska's beloved native son occupies two separate buildings. The Sir Wilfrid Laurier House (16 Rue Laurier Ouest) features overhanging eaves, decorative brackets, quoins and bay windows. Laurier lived here until his deat..
40 Rue Laurier Ouest CDN - Victoriaville QC G6P 6P3
Restored in 1997, this charming stone church (1873, J.-F. Peachy) in the Ro-manesque style has a remarkable interior. The ceiling is decorated with 76 frescoes and paintings, the work of an artist from Saint-Hyacinthe, J.T. Rousseau, aided by Suzor-C..