It is impossible to miss the twin bell towers of St. Francis Xavier Cathedral on Racine Street. The Renaissance Revival façade is impressive for a community the size of Chicoutimi. The parish was founded in 1859 and named after the Diocese of Chicoutimi’s patron saint. Two previous cathedrals were built here in 1878 and 1915. Both succumbed to fire. The current La Cathédrale de Chicoutimi dates back to 1922. The visual highlight of this Roman Catholic church is the artwork embellishing the dome ceiling.