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The basilica was built in neo-Gothic style between 1824 and 1829 by an Irish architect who immigrated to New York, James O'Donnell, whose body was buried under one of the basilica's pillars. The interior decoration, the work of the French Canadian architect Victor Bourgeau, dates from 1876 and constitutes its major attraction: abundance of sculptures, woodwork and gilding, altarpiece of the choir, pulpit in black walnut carved by Louis-Philippe Hébert particularly remarkable, monumental organ due to the Casavant brothers of Saint-Hyacinthe and which would be one of the greatest in the world (organ concerts), baptistery decorated by Ozias Leduc, beautiful stained glass windows in the lower part. It should be noted that behind the choir is the Sacré-Cœur chapel, rebuilt in 1982 following a fire that wiped out admirable works by Quebec artists. It is distinguished by a steel vault covered with lime wood, and above all by a gigantic bronze altarpiece, a contemporary work of Charles Daudelin. The twin towers, Temperance and Perseverance, from a height of 68 metres, have long dominated the Montreal landscape.

It has been the scene of major events, from the funeral of Sir Georges Etienne Cartier in 1873, one of the fathers of Confederation and former Prime Minister of Canada, to the funeral of Pierre-Elliot Trudeau in October 2000, to the funeral of Maurice Richard, one of the greatest hockey players, and those of filmmaker Gille Carle, to the wedding of Celine Dion (her husband and impresario, René Angélil, was entitled to a national funeral at the basilica on January 22, 2016). The great International Eucharistic Congress of 1910 was held there and Pope John Paul II received children there in 1984.

The basilica is open every day for prayer (7am on weekdays, 8am on Saturdays and 7:30am on Sundays). There is no entrance fee for prayer, mass, confession, meditation and religious services. However, if you wish to have a guided tour of the site, different price plans are available. Finally, for an extraordinary sound and light experience, the basilica offers multimedia installations that highlight the works under the roodos, as well as the superb immersive show AURA created by Moment Factory. For performance schedules and online ticketing, visit the website (www.aurabasiliquemontreal.com).

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Monday-Friday, 8am-4.30pm; Saturday, 8am-4pm; Sunday, 12.30pm-4pm. Adult: CAN$8.00. Aura Show: adult $26.50 CAN.

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fute_939731
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Sublime
Très beau bâtiment, c'est grandiose!
L'orgue est incroyable. Nous avons pu même écouter un incroyable joueur d'orgue! C'était géniale!
gap1
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Visited in january 2020
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Magnifique basilique, le prix de l'entrée en vaut la chandelle. Les couleurs à l'intérieure sont magnifiques. L'orgue est gigantesque.
dj_rob
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Cette basilique est magnifique ! Vous serez éblouis par son architecture, ses ornements et ses belles couleurs ainsi que son histoire. Nous l'avons visitées dans le cadre d'une visite guidée du centre de Montréal. Je recommande
fute_957205
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Un des plus beaux monuments à Montréal
La basilique Notre-Dame située dans le vieux Montréal est l'un des plus beaux monuments à Montréal. L'intérieur est spectaculaire et on y retrouve des vitraux magnifiques. Ne pas manquer le spectacle de son et Lumière "Aura" produit par "Moment Factory" .
fute_929257
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Magnifique !
Cette basilique est magnifique ! Vous en aurez pleins les yeux notamment pour son architecture, ses ornements et ses belles couleurs.
Le prix est un peu cher mais cela vaut le coup.
Florent73
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Visited in september 2019
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Splendide
Entrée payante.
Magnifique basilique, n'hésitez pas
rosenval
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Magnifique
N'hésitez pas à payer les 8$ demandés : la visite les vaut largement. Superbes vitraux et orgue majestueux. De toute beauté...
futé290118
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Visited in july 2019
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Très belle basilique, que ce soit de l'extérieur ou de l'intérieur.
Jessica Spil
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Visited in june 2018
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Magnifique Basilique
J'ai adoré ma visite dans cette basilique de Montréal. J'ai eu la chance d'assister au spectacle son et lumière lors de ma visite.
NancyTrip
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Visited in december 2018
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Aura-Moment Factory
Le spectacle est bien mais pour le prix je m’attendais à beaucoup mieux. Ce spectacle de lumières qui dure environ 20 minutes n’a rien d’extraordinaire.
La queue pour la billeterie est longe ce qui fait que l’attente est plus longue que le spectacle lui- même. J’étais avec mon ado de 15 ans, il n’a pas apprécié le spectacle.
En bref, beaucoup trop cher pour ce genre d'événement.
creusoise2376
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Visited in january 2019
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Monument magnifique. Le spectacle lumineux (à 18h) au coeur de de cet édifice laisse sans voix. A voir absolument. Prix payé : 26,50$ par personne
maxou9999
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Visited in october 2018
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Superbe !
Un endroit fantastique hors du temps. Je recommande la visite guidée et le spectacle AURA dans la basilique qui vaut également le détour.
fute_457155
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Visited in july 2018
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Exceptionnel. Magnifique.
La chapelle à l'arrière vaut aussi le détour.
S'il y a de la musique, c'est encore meilleur.
Cece017394
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Visited in october 2018
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Très jolie ! Vaut le détour. De magnifiques couleurs et un joli orgue.
kallimad
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Visited in june 2018
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Impressionnante et imposante, une visite qui marque et qui vaut le détour!

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