St-Michel Cathedral Basilica, Guided Tour
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The Basilica-Cathedral Saint-Michel is the seat of the Archdiocese of Sherbrooke, which covers the dioceses of Sherbrooke, Nicolet and Saint-Hyacinthe. It was built on the heights of the cliff Saint-Michel, close to the city center. Perched on a kind of acropolis, it dominates the city and the surrounding area of its massive, robust silhouette, which is complemented by the more aerial lines of the archiepiscopal palace, looking like a castle. Archbishop's palace and cathedral form today an imposing masonry complex, which reveals the evolution of the thought of the principal architect of this work, the architect Louis-Napoleon Audet. Introduce yourself to the site for a personal tour of the premises Monday through Friday from 7 am to 4 pm, Saturday from 7 am to 9 am and on Sundays (please inquire) and Sundays 9 am to 6 pm For a guided tour and for groups of 20 people or more, simply book at 819-563-9934, ext. 209 or by email at [email protected]
Marie-Léonie Paradis Museum
Located inside the Basilica-Cathedral Saint-Michel, the Marie-Léonie Paradis museum aims to make known the life of Marie-Léonie Paradis, founder of the community of the Little Sisters of the Holy Family. Objects, belonging to the latter, photos of the Mother House and nuns are on display. There are also the relics of Mother Marie Léonie Paradis in the south transept of the Basilica-Cathedral Saint-Michel.