The Notre-Dame Basilica

Notre-Dame Basilica of Montréal© Tourisme Montréal, Mario Melillo - Place d'Armes© Pierre-Alexandre Garneau - Notre-Dame Basilica of Montréal
© Michael Vesia - Notre-Dame Basilica© Tourisme Montréal - Notre-Dame Basilica© Tourisme Montréal - Notre-Dame Basilica of Montréal

Notre-Dame Basilica of Montréal

June 5, 2016 — Start with a walk to Place d’Armes. Built at the end of the 17th century, this historic plaza is bordered by beautiful buildings, including the Bank of Montréal, the country’s oldest banking institution, and the Saint-Sulpice Seminary, the city’s oldest edifice. At its centre stands a statue of Paul de Chomedey, Montréal’s founder. It’s here that you’ll also see Notre-Dame Basilica

Built between 1824 and 1829, this grandiose temple is a true masterpiece of neo-Gothic architecture. Its huge vaulted ceiling studded with gold-painted stars, beautiful frescoes depicted on stained-glass windows and ornately carved woodwork never fail to inspire awe and admiration.

For music lovers and concertgoers, the Basilica hosts a wide variety of unique performances in a remarkable acoustical space whose physical beauty adds to the magic of the moment.