Tourism Region: Montréal
Inaugurated in 1829, Montréal's Notre-Dame Basilica is a masterpiece of Gothic Revival architecture. Its history is closely linked with that of the parish of Notre-Dame de Montréal, created shortly after the founding of the city of Montréal in 1642. The present church is the fourth structure to have served as a place of worship for the first parish of Montréal and features paintings, sculptures and stained-glass windows illustrating three-and-a-half centuries of parish history and Montréal society. The magnificent collections owned by the Basilica contain priceless objects of great artistic and historical significance, including gold- and silverware from the 18th and 19th centuries. The liturgical vestments, worn at the church's services for more than 150 years, are also of artistic and historical interest. Architectural plans and topographical maps are extremely valuable documents that help trace the architectural history of Notre-Dame and the urban development of the city of Montréal during the 19th century. Many remarkable Canadian paintings and sculptures are also included in the collections. In addition, Notre-Dame Basilica features an impressive collection of shrines and commemorative medals. Throughout its history, religious ceremonies and cultural events have made the Basilica a lively, vibrant place. Each year, approximately 800,000 people visit Notre-Dame - one of Montréal's most popular tourist attractions - for church services, cultural activities or travel tours. Notre-Dame Basilica also possesses an invaluable set of archives that document the parish's 350-year history.
To visit, with or without a guided tour ( 20 minutes):
Adult - 5$, 7 to 17 years old - 4$
Gold- and silverware, liturgical vestments, paintings and sculptures, architectural plans, shrines.
Approximate number of objects in the collections: 3,000
Documents concerning the parish's 350-year history.
Architectural Records •
Prints and Drawings •
Ceramics, Porcelain or Pottery •
Furniture or Furnishings •
Metalwork, Silverwork or Goldwork •
Textiles or Tapestries
Paintings and sculptures of the 19th and 20th centuries.
Canadian • European
Modern • Historical
Painting • Photography • Prints and Drawings • Sculpture
Furniture or Furnishings
Religious or Liturgical Objects
Services & Activities
Archival Records •
Située au coeur du Vieux-Montréal, la Basilique Notre-Dame est un chef-d'oeuvre de l'architecture néo-gothique. Réputée pour la richesse de sa décoration intérieure et l'audacieuse architecture moderne de sa chapelle Notre-Dame du Sacré-Coeur, elle attire chaque année des centaines de milliers de visiteurs du monde entier.
Pour la découvrir, nous vous proposons 4 formes d'activités: des visites-animations, des ateliers-rencontres, des art'eliers et un spectacle son et lumière.
Plusieurs combinaisons sont possibles !
Le programme détaillé est disponible sur www.basiliquenddm.org ou en nous contactant.
: Age 5-11 (k-6)
: Age 12-17 (7-13)(Quebec: Secondary 1-CEGEP)
20 minutes guided tour offered everyday usually on every 30 minutes.
Accessible by Public Transportation
Information Centre or Desk
Meeting Room Rental
Special Needs Facilities
: Wheelchair access
Other Guided Tours: 5 evening per week, sound and light show: And then there was light.
Publications & Products
Publications and multimedia productions about the Basilica:
T-Shirts or Sweatshirts or Caps •
Commemorative Souvenirs •
Other: Souvenirs: metal or plastic models, pins, collectible spoons, bells, Christmas ornaments, key chains. Rosary beads. Medals. Statues.