Discover Notre-Dame Basilica

Notre-Dame Basilica possesses some of the finest Gothic Revival architecture in North America, where it was the first full example of this major style.

Your admission fee to Notre-Dame Basilica includes a 20-minute guided tour, available in English or French during regular hours. This tour is an ideal introduction to the history of Notre-Dame Parish, the building of the church, key architectural features and the many works of art that adorn the building.

A leaflet in English, French, Spanish, German, Italian or Japanese is available free of charge to visitors who wish to explore the Basilica by themselves.

Treasures of Napoléon

The Exhibition
May 16th to September 1st 2014

This exhibition shows the importance of art in the life of Napoléon with more than 350 paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, books and decorative art, including furniture, porcelain, gold silver tapestries and jewellery.

Organized by Exhibits Development Group, USA, in cooperation with the Chalençon Collection ( Paris) and the participation of Mr. Serge Joyal.

You can also discover with an audioguide fascinating anecdotes about some of the artworks on display to enhance your visit. Pierre-Jean Chalançon will serve as your guide as he recounts the stories behind 22 pieces from his collection.

Admission fees
(including taxes and service fees)

General Admission            20$
Seniors (60 years old and over)   18$
Groups (15 people or more)        18$
Students (17-22 years old)         15$
Students (6-16 years old)         12$
Children under the age of 5        FREE
Audioguide rentals       5$

Crypt of the Notre-Dame Basilica ( Espace B)

Hours : Daily 10am to 6pm ( last admission at 5pm)
Closed on Mondays

Info : 514-842-2925, 1-866-842-2925

Web site :

Take a seat at the organ !

June 27th to October 10th
Fridays at 2:30pm

A special moment for you and your friends

The large organ of Notre-Dame come alive to offer you an hour of exclusivity. With your friends, come sit at the balcony of the organ to attend the rehearsals of Pierre Grandmaison. A unique opportunity to hear our organist playing its finest pieces. Come enjoy this moment of pure happiness!

Length:       60 minutes
Cost:         Adult: 15$,   7-17 years old: 8$
(Entrance fee included)

Meeting point: Entrance desk
*A minimum of 10 people is required for the activity to take place. Maximum 40 places

The Grand Tour of Notre-Dame Basilica

June 24th to October 10th

With over 350 years of history, the Parish of Notre-Dame boasts a wealth of trivia, tales and urban legends! Join a 60-minute guided tour that will take you in very private areas of the Basilica as the sacristy, the galleries or the baptistery.

Length:       60 minutes
Cost:        Adult:   10$,   7-17 years old: 8$
( Entrance fee included)
Schedule: English : Tues and Fri 1:30pm
                 French : Fri 1:30pm and Sun 2pm
No visit on : July 2nd and 14th, September 29th and October 4th

Reservation recommended at 514-842-2925 or
*A minimum of 10 people is required for the visit to take place. Maximum 25 places.


Admission fees apply to all visitors, with or without a guided tour. This contribution is necessary to cover the annual costs of restoration and upkeep on this historic building.
Adults: $5
Ages 7 to 17: $4
Age 6 and under: Free

Guided tours

Two tours of the Basilica normally take place every hour, on the hour and half hour.
Monday through Friday: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (Last tour of the day)
Saturday: 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Sunday: 13:00 to 3:30 PM

Please note: Because the Basilica regularly accommodates weddings, funerals and special events, scheduled activities may be disrupted from time to time. The Basilica reserves the right to change its guided tour schedule and visiting hours without notice.