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About Ste-Anne-de-Beaupre



Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré is a town in La Côte-de-Beaupré Regional County Municipality, Quebec, Canada, along theSaint Lawrence River, 35 kilometers (22 mi) north-east of the Quebec City. The population was 2,803 according to theCanada 2006 Census. The Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré is 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.