Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
April 2005

L’Encyclopédie de l’histoire du Québec / The Quebec History Encyclopedia




Varennes, a village in Verchères county, Quebec, on the south shore of the St. Lawrence river, and on the Quebec Southern Railway, 16 miles below Quebec. It is named after the seigniory granted in 1666 to René Gaultier, sieur de Varennes, a lieutenant in the Carignan-Salières Regiment. Mixed farming and market-gardening are the chief occupations of the district in which it is situated.

Source  : W. Stewart Wallace, ed., The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. VI, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, p. 231.

© 2005 Claude Bélanger, Marianopolis College