116, rue Notre-Dame Ouest
When we think about the famous Basilica of Notre-Dame, built between 1824 and 1829, an architectural jewel of Montreal’s religious heritage, the picture that instantly springs to mind is of the crowds of tourists, horse-drawn carriages and tour buses gathered in front of this neo-Gothic masterpiece. But for me, it is above all a place conducive to meditation, whether or not one is a believer. The harmony of the colours and the richness of the decoration are a delight to the eyes and to the mind. I love the feeling of peacefulness that pervades the church, which you feel as soon as you enter it, far from the noise of the city even though it is there just outside the massive doors. Music also delights the soul, and in this unique venue we’ll soon be able to enjoy the concerts offered in the context of the Festival international des Grandes Orgues de Notre-Dame, from July 7 to August 25.
Source: Basilique Notre-Dame de Montréal