"Basilique Notre-Dame" Basilique Notre-Dame de Montréal Tip by zChris

  Basilique Notre-Dame
by zChris

The <b>Basilique Notre-Dame</b> (1829) was for years the symbol of Montréal. Its twin towers tower over Vieux (Old) Montréal. Its design was so profound that its architect, an American, converted to Catholicism during its construction. The interior is absolutely spectacular, with every corner covered in details lighted perfectly. Amazingly, flash photography is allowed inside the building- apparently the church doesn't try to cheat tourists into buying postcards from the gift shop. Interestingly, though, there is a fee to enter the building. You might want to get here early in the morning, though, because the masses of tourists that swarm in and around it can be maddening during late morning and afternoon.

Address: 110 Rue Notre-Dame O., Montréal, QC H2Y 1T2
Directions: The Basilica and the Place d'Armes are loctaed in Vieux (Old) Montréal.The best route from downtown is to either take rue St-Urbain or rue McGill to either rue St-Jaques or rue Notre-Dame. The area is
Phone: +1 514-842-2925
Website: http://www.basiliquenotredame.ca/

Review Helpfulness: 1.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jun 23, 2003
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