Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre

Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre

Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The earliest buildings of this famous Catholic landmark were constructed in the 17th century.
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  • ArtsyGalBaltimore
    847 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely Basilica of Sainte -Anne-de-Beaupre
    An easy stop off Rt. 138 with adequate parking. A large basilica is always imposing even when sandwiched into a European urban environment. The view from the west is a bit marred by the cyclorama though. As a pilgrimage site of high volume in North America there are many amenities: information, souvenirs and toilets, large and clean. The basilica has a soft almost feminine feel to it by the color scheme and artistry. Votives were blazing. In the early afternoon on a national holiday, there many visitors. The basilica has the requisite collection of crutches.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 1 July 2023
  • Cathy G
    Clinton, Massachusetts336 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gorgeous church and so many healings and crutches, canes & radiation face masks mounted on the pillars.
    I was disappointed that we didn't have longer to enjoy this beautiful church. It was amazing and I was looking forward to visiting as my mother & father had visited prior to my youngest sister being born. But discovered that the church they visited had been burned by arson in mid 1970s. There are so many healings from visits here and many crutches, etc. fixed to the pillars at the entrance. So moving to see them all. The interior design was exquisite and the chapel downstairs was lovely. We had our tour guide telling us many details of different areas. The gift shop was further away and a few of the people that had mobility issues did not get opportunity to shop. It was a little further out from the city than I thought. But well worth the trip.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 24 July 2023
  • Michelle H
    Novi, Michigan250 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Don't miss the church underneath the Basilica!
    Unique ceiling filled with phrases invoking St. Anne. Stairs near the altar lead down to another church with beautiful blue ceilings. Gift shop is located in its own building, just outside the Basilica.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 5 August 2023
  • Farm L
    Lancaster, South Carolina24 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A day at the Basilica
    The church is beautiful and is surrounded by historical buildings. There is also a surrounding area with the stages of the cross. The church includes the forearm of St. Anne as a relic which could be a little disturbing for some visitors, however the basilica is beautifully decorated. The floor is made up of intricate mosaics. Well worth a visit.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 5 August 2023
  • Foodange
    Manchester, United Kingdom3,910 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Astonishing Basilica
    Astonishing basilica, all in magnificent condition. Amazing that such a huge building for worship is in such a small town. Particularly impressed by the stained glass windows throughout. Works going on outside but still open to visitors. SILENCE signs everywhere, broken only by official guides in their red jackets shouting into their walkie-talkies. Shh!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 October 2023
  • Freedom45503004416
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great experience
    Absolutely amazing! Beautiful architecture and grounds. There is a Father on site to bless religious purchases. I was fortunate to be there for mass. It brought back childhood memories of my Catholic upbringing. And just maybe, St Anne will answer a prayer or two.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 19 October 2023
  • fjparol
    Centreville, Virginia502 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful Basilica Worth a Visit
    We were pleasantly surprised by our visit here. First of all, the church is so huge that you could see if from almost two miles away when approaching from the south. The architecture is outstanding and the inside is amazingly beautiful. It is not far from Quebec so combining a visit to the basilica together with a stop at Montmorency Falls makes for a nice half-venture adventure.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 17 March 2024
  • TheLeongOhana
    United States7,455 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning
    The basilica was a short drive in our car rental from Quebec and well worth visiting this stunning basilica. We parked on the side street and were a little concerned seeing scaffoling on the front stairs and only construction workers working on the main entrance. However, it was open with groups of school kids already inside. The embossed metal doors were quite heavy to push open but moved smoothly. The entry foyer was more detailed than I expected and included two small altars. This preview was just a precursor to what lay inside the main basilica. The inside of the basilica left us speechless. We could feel the immensity of the basilica and importance. Almost every inch was decorated and it looked like no effort was spared. I don’t recall seeing so much use of mosaics not only on the floor but even in the ceilings and around every window. Every group of students eventually gathered around the status of St. Anne. It was quite magnificent. The Imaculate Conception Chapel downstairs was simpler and the mosaics were a bit more modern in design. We were also able to walk around behind the main altar and look at all the individual chapels. When we finished the staff closed the path so we felt fortunate to have seen them that day. Outside were the monastery, blessings office, bathrooms and gift shop. In addition on the other side of the road we walked though the larger than life statues forming the Way of the Cross which wound its way up the side of the hill.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 April 2024
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TheLeongOhana
United States7,455 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
The basilica was a short drive in our car rental from Quebec and well worth visiting this stunning basilica.

We parked on the side street and were a little concerned seeing scaffoling on the front stairs and only construction workers working on the main entrance. However, it was open with groups of school kids already inside.

The embossed metal doors were quite heavy to push open but moved smoothly. The entry foyer was more detailed than I expected and included two small altars. This preview was just a precursor to what lay inside the main basilica.

The inside of the basilica left us speechless. We could feel the immensity of the basilica and importance. Almost every inch was decorated and it looked like no effort was spared. I don’t recall seeing so much use of mosaics not only on the floor but even in the ceilings and around every window.

Every group of students eventually gathered around the status of St. Anne. It was quite magnificent.

The Imaculate Conception Chapel downstairs was simpler and the mosaics were a bit more modern in design.

We were also able to walk around behind the main altar and look at all the individual chapels. When we finished the staff closed the path so we felt fortunate to have seen them that day.

Outside were the monastery, blessings office, bathrooms and gift shop. In addition on the other side of the road we walked though the larger than life statues forming the Way of the Cross which wound its way up the side of the hill.
Written 22 April 2024
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fjparol
Centreville, VA502 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
We were pleasantly surprised by our visit here. First of all, the church is so huge that you could see if from almost two miles away when approaching from the south. The architecture is outstanding and the inside is amazingly beautiful. It is not far from Quebec so combining a visit to the basilica together with a stop at Montmorency Falls makes for a nice half-venture adventure.
Written 17 March 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Freedom45503004416
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Absolutely amazing! Beautiful architecture and grounds. There is a Father on site to bless religious purchases. I was fortunate to be there for mass. It brought back childhood memories of my Catholic upbringing. And just maybe, St Anne will answer a prayer or two.
Written 19 October 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Foodange
Manchester, UK3,910 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Astonishing basilica, all in magnificent condition.
Amazing that such a huge building for worship is in such a small town. Particularly impressed by the stained glass windows throughout.
Works going on outside but still open to visitors.
SILENCE signs everywhere, broken only by official guides in their red jackets shouting into their walkie-talkies. Shh!
Written 13 October 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Farm L
Lancaster, SC24 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
The church is beautiful and is surrounded by historical buildings. There is also a surrounding area with the stages of the cross. The church includes the forearm of St. Anne as a relic which could be a little disturbing for some visitors, however the basilica is beautifully decorated. The floor is made up of intricate mosaics. Well worth a visit.
Written 6 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Michelle H
Novi, MI250 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Unique ceiling filled with phrases invoking St. Anne. Stairs near the altar lead down to another church with beautiful blue ceilings. Gift shop is located in its own building, just outside the Basilica.
Written 5 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Cathy G
Clinton, MA336 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
I was disappointed that we didn't have longer to enjoy this beautiful church. It was amazing and I was looking forward to visiting as my mother & father had visited prior to my youngest sister being born. But discovered that the church they visited had been burned by arson in mid 1970s. There are so many healings from visits here and many crutches, etc. fixed to the pillars at the entrance. So moving to see them all. The interior design was exquisite and the chapel downstairs was lovely. We had our tour guide telling us many details of different areas. The gift shop was further away and a few of the people that had mobility issues did not get opportunity to shop. It was a little further out from the city than I thought. But well worth the trip.
Written 24 July 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Anna1988D
Westbury, NY4 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
As an 11-year-old girl, I visited here with my family after reading about the miracles that occurred here. There was a collection of crutches on display. But we did not see anyone climbing the steps on their knees. Nor did we witness any miracles. I was hugely disappointed.

I wonder... did anybody ever witness such miracles in person?
Written 16 July 2023
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ArtsyGalBaltimore
Maryland847 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
An easy stop off Rt. 138 with adequate parking. A large basilica is always imposing even when sandwiched into a European urban environment. The view from the west is a bit marred by the cyclorama though. As a pilgrimage site of high volume in North America there are many amenities: information, souvenirs and toilets, large and clean. The basilica has a soft almost feminine feel to it by the color scheme and artistry. Votives were blazing. In the early afternoon on a national holiday, there many visitors. The basilica has the requisite collection of crutches.
Written 1 July 2023
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Victoria
189 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
This basilica is huge. It's also very stunning. Everywhere you turn there's something beautiful to look at. Rivals any church in Europe.

Check out the copper doors depicting the life of Christ, which were made by a local artisan.

There's a store in the back that sells religious articles. Right next door, there's a priest on duty to bless your newly purchased religious wares.
Written 8 June 2023
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