Looking over the St-Lawrence River! This is a bike path! ( VIEW LARGE ). Varennes is a town in southwestern Quebec, Canada on the Saint Lawrence River in the Regional County Municipality of Lajemmerais. The history of Varennes starts with the arrival of the Régiment de Carignan-Salières in New France. René Gaultier,sieur de Varennes, was given three concessions by intendant Jean Talon in 1672, le Tremblay, la Gabelle and Varennes. Jaques-René, one of his sons, was the second seigneur of Varennes. Five seignories later composed the Varennes parish. They were the seignories du Cap de Varennes, de l'île Sainte Thérese, de Grand Maison, du Cap de la trinité and du Cap Saint-Michel. The town was captured by the british during the Seven Years war. It was part of Quebec then of Lower Canada before it returned to be part of Quebec again.
Varennes gained the status of city in 1972. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia