The names of local towns often begin with the word “Saint” – a mark of the Catholic Church’s heavy influence on Québec history. The architectural richness of the province’s 2,751 religious sites also bears witness to this heritage.
Québec features an eclectic range of architecture. In Montréal, both its French and English roots are well represented. The city was reshaped in the 1960s by noted architects of the day, including Mies van der Rohe.