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350 years of spiritual presence in Québec

All photos are by Daniel Abel unless otherwise indicated.

PILGRIMAGE IN NEW FRANCE

Notre-Dame de Québec, the first Catholic parish north of Mexico, is the birthplace of the faith and of the French culture in America. It is located in the historic district of Old Quebec, recognized World Heritage of UNESCO. A visit to Québec takes you to the seventeenth century, the birth of modern science and colonization of the Americas.

 

THE PILGRIMAGE IN NEW FRANCE WILL MAKE YOU WALK IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THOSE WHO BUILT THE COUNTRY!

Notre-Dame de Québec opened its Holy Door in 2014, on the occasion of its 350th anniversary. This Holy Door, always accessible, will give you the opportunity to enjoy a unique spiritual experience.

 

2 pilgrimage options

 

1. Individual or family pilgrimage

You can visit, in standalone formula, Notre-Dame-des-Victoires Church built on the foundations of the first habitation of Samuel de Champlain, founder of Quebec. It also presents the immersive exhibition Light on Champlain during the entire summer.

The Cathedral-basilica offers you the opportunity to visit the crypt of the first diocese north of Mexico and the Museum of Notre-Dame de Quebec located in the side galleries of the cathedral. Great music moments, quiet moments for prayer and celebration of faith are also offered throughout the year.

 

2. Group pilgrimage (10 or more)

Create your own pilgrimage group and enjoy a unique pastoral animation in private historic sites within the walls of the old city: the chapels of the Ursulines, Augustines, Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, Jesuits and brothers of the Christian Schools. Notre-Dame de Québec will ensure the animation of your pilgrimage in exceptional places where the Word of God, shared between believers, will enrich your experience of pilgrimage. To live a guided group experience and ensure a warm, personal, register now!

 

notre histoire

July 3, 1608
On July 3rd, Samuel de Champlain founds Québec and builds a cluster of buildings which are called l’Abitation de Québec.  The City population totals 28 persons.

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