"The Towns....Ville de Bonaventure...The CHURCH.." Top 5 Page for this destination Gaspé Things to Do Tip by Greggor58
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Conveniently, there is a second noteworthy attraction just across the street from the museum, the Church of Bonaventure or as it is known locally “l'Église de Bonavanture”.
The church is quite a large and imposing structure that you really cant miss while you’re visiting the museum. The size of the building itself is the first and foremost thing that you’ll notice, and in fact venturing inside will be very much worth your while.
Officially inaugurated in 1860, this incarnation of the structure has been added onto and renovated over the years.
The paintings of the vault that you see today were completed between the years 1895 and 1896 and were painted by a George Dorval. In any event we ventured into and marveled at the vastness of the interior. For such a small village, the structure and grandiosity are quite impressive.
I found close to the entrance way, a series of scale models of what I determined to be community churches from around the Gaspe. The details are amazingly fine.
I had to make this assumption because there really was no explanation that I could find anywhere in the church and sadly there was nobody around to ask. It’s the only logical explanation for them. There were tags with the names of the people that made them...but nothing to indicate where they were supposed to be from..
Stop by the church and see for yourself what I’m talking about. If you're interested in doing some web based research about this church, good luck to you...I wasn't able to find anything really..
La Ville de Bonaventure is probably more deserving of a whistle stop, but that wasn’t going to be my experience on this trip.
If you're visiting the museum...take some time and check out the GREAT BIG Church… :o)
Directions: Right across the street from the MUSEUM..
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