DescriptionFounded in 1679, St-Jean-Port-Joli is a handicraft center known as the wood carving capital of Québec. It is noted for Bourgault woodcarvings and Leclerc miniature boats as well as for weavings and paintings. Most of the church of St-Jean-Baptiste on Hwy. 132 dates from 1779. The interior, designed by the Baillairgé brothers, remains intact, and a manger scene of 22 figures is displayed.
Things to SeeEarly Canadians Woodcarving Museum