Fodor's Expert Review Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes

The Latin Quarter Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Artist and architect Napoléon Bourassa called his work here l'oeuvre de mes amours, or a labor of love—and it shows. He designed the little Byzantine-style building himself and set about decorating it with the exuberance of an eight-year-old making a Mother's Day card. He covered the walls with murals and encrusted the altar and pillars with gilt and ornamental carving. It's not Montréal's biggest monument to the Virgin Mary, but it's the most unabashedly sentimental.

Religious Building/Site/Shrine

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430 rue Ste-Catherine Est
Montréal, Québec  H2L 2C5, Canada


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