The vast majority of today’s churches have replaced chapels and smaller wood churches built at the beginning of the territory’s development.
During the 19th century, these were destroyed and replaced by more prestigious ones, catering both to the growing population and to the desire to distinguish oneself and boast of new prosperity.
This explains why Vaudreuil-Soulanges houses many churches whose diversity bears witness to its location, the community that built it and their financial means, as well as the time of its construction.
From the oldest church built in the seigneurial period to the modern architectural masterpieces built by renown architects, each one displays evident aesthetic and artistic qualities as well as diverse craftmanship. Every material is shown in its best light, from farmer-gathered fieldstones to brick and cement.
The interiors vary between wood sculpted by local artisans or famous sculptors, to the modern steel-framed atriums.
Throughout the centuries, styles evolved, and the influences show either the know-how of en vogue architects or the community’s roots. Without a doubt, the community’s fingerprints are embedded within each church and narrate its local history. Some churches are genuine historical symbols.