A jewel of history and heritage
Crowning an ancient promontory above the Saint Lawrence River, once a campsite favoured by the Native peoples, a 300-year-old chapel, a museum of history and an archaeological site invite you to hear what they have to say about the people who founded Montreal. Through the achievements of Marguerite Bourgeoys, a woman of courage and compassion who lived in 17th-century Montreal, you will find yourself transported back through time to another world, that of our ancestors.
Today, we are asking the public for help to protect and conserve the treasures of the chapel and the Museum's collection for the benefit of future generations.
What People Are Saying
"This beautiful old chapel was such a surprise. We visited it as part of our Leonard Cohen 'pilgrimage' to Montreal, and this chapel is mentioned in his song 'Suzanne', so it was a must see for us. It is possible to climb the tower and look out over the harbour. It is well worth a visit."
— Mary D Hobart, Read More
"Lovely church with really nice staff. Nicely renovated and easy to stop in and tour the museum. Admission is free vs Notre Dame $6 but please donate to help keep the church beautiful."
— Coolbreeze traveler, New York City, Read More