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A little walk on the streets of Old Boucherville and you can discouver old houses dating back form the 1800's, nice personagges and religious symbols such as this which confirm the strong presence of the Catholic Church in Quebec and its influence until the 60's. The light, the cross such a mystic atmosphere for me...

"Boucherville is a city located on the St-Laurence south-river, about 20km of Montréal.
Boucherville was founded in 1668 by Pierre Boucher who came originally from Mortagne-au-Perche in France. After had lived in Québec City and Trois-Rivières, Pierre Boucher stabilished hinself on the Percées Islands on automn 1667. It was thre, on the Saint-Laurence river banks that Boucherville started as a city. The first church was built in 1670. The original wood building will be replaced by a stone one in 1712. A little is know about the original building. The Sainte-Famille church that can be found today was built on its place in 1801.
The town wil became a place for vacations at the end of the XIXe beggining of XXe's for Montréalers which arrived by train. (we can fell this vacation atmosphere in some of the houses allong the river-walk)The city had know a growth after the WWII, growth fed by the construction Louis-Hippolyte-Lafontaine tunnel in the 70's
Boucherville's population nowadays is about 40 000 habitant and the city is a big industriel park in Quebec." (Wikipedia)

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