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Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré Basilica Tours

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Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré Basilica
One of Canada’s most-visited shrines, Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré Basilica (Sanctuaire Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré) attracts more than a million pilgrims every year. Though the shrine’s origins can be traced back to the 17th century, the colossal twin-spired basilica that stands today—which dwarfs the modest village in which it sits—is much newer, having opened only in 1934.

The Basics
While the shrine of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré serves as a pilgrimage site, it also attracts sightseers. Visitors come to admire the elaborate construction and its artful stained glass windows, mosaics, and sculptures. The basilica also contains relics (specifically bone fragments) said to belong to St. Anne, the mother of the Virgin Mary and grandmother of Jesus Christ. 

Most visitors come here as part of organized day tours from Quebec City. Day tours typically include transportation to and from Old Quebec, and make stops at other locations on the outskirts of the city such as Montmorency Falls and Orleans Island (Ile d’Orléans) in the St. Lawrence River.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The basilica is a must-visit for fans of history, religion and religious art, and architecture.
  • Sainte-Anne-de-Beapré Basilica is an active religious site. Be respectful of those worshiping here. 
  • The basilica is partially accessible to wheelchair users. 
  • Masses take place several times daily, with extra services on Sunday. All masses are in French.

How to Get There
Saint-Anne-de-Beaupré is fewer than 30 minutes from Quebec City by car. Intercar buses depart from Gare du Palais train station in Quebec City, though departures are infrequent, with buses leaving only every few hours. Depending on their schedule, car-free travelers may find it more convenient to go as part of an organized tour. 

When to Get There
The shrine is busiest during the summer months, particularly during St. Anne’s feast day on July 26, and during the Novena to St. Anne, which takes place during the week leading up to the feast. Get there around opening (8am) to see the interior at its most peaceful and tranquil.  

What Else to See in Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré
As tiny as the town of Saint-Anne-de-Beaupré is—with fewer than 3,000 residents—it does have a small cluster of tourist attractions. In addition to the basilica, you can see the Cyclorama of Jerusalem, a panoramic artwork depicting the Crucifixion; Musée Edison du Phonograph, a small museum devoted to phonographs; and the Atelier Paré, an economuseum that displays wood sculptures.
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Half-Day Trip to Montmorency Falls and Ste-Anne-de-Beaupré from Quebec

Escape to the beautiful countryside around Québec City on this half-day adventure to Montmorency Falls and the Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré. Choose from a morning or afternoon tour experience, then explore the spectacular landscape just outside Québec City. Along the way, visit popular Beaupre Coast tourist attractions like the Chocolaterie de l'Ile d'Orléans and the Cuivres D'Art Albert Gilles (copper art museum).
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Discover Quebec with a private tour of 8 hours (1 to 9 passengers)

A private city tour with us is the best way to visit Quebec City. Whether you are alone or in a group (up to 9 passengers) your guide will take you to the most beautiful places in the city and surroundings.Our drivers are tour guides accredited by the city and know the history on their fingertips.By choosing a private city tour with us, you can customize your tour as you wish. If you want to see the Quebec City countryside, we will take you there with pleasure. If you want to see the Basilica of St. Anne de Beaupre, no problem too.This tour has almost no limit, we can also go to the village of St. Paul's Bay, if you want to see a small charming village with its famous art galleries.This 8-hour private tour is the best way to see all of Quebec City and its surroundings in one day!
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Quebec City Shore Excursion: Half-Day Tour to Montmorency Falls and Ste-Anne-de-Beaupré

While docked at the Port of Québec, escape to the beautiful countryside around Québec City on this half-day adventure to Montmorency Falls and the Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré. Choose from a morning or afternoon tour experience, then explore the spectacular landscape just outside Québec City. Along the way, visit popular Beaupre Coast tourist attractions like the Chocolaterie de l'Ile d'Orléans and the Cuivres D'Art Albert Gilles (copper art museum).
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Private VIP One Day Whale Watching & Basilica by Car (armchair adventure tour)

On this 11hr armchair adventure tour, your self-employed private guide will personalise his commentary to match your interests/background and within the allotted time/price, customise your itinerary to meet your wants/needs. Follow the St-Lawrence River, through endless forest, to a whale watching mecca. Time flies as your guide provides in depth commentary on the history/culture/geography of Québec. A vessel with indoor and outdoor seating takes you past the towering cliffs of the Saguenay Fiord, to the confluence of the St-Lawrence & Saguenay Rivers, where the waters of the Great Lakes, the Saguenay basin and the Atlantic Ocean meet in an explosion of life, that attracts many species sea mamals.As a naturalist guide comments on up to a dozen sea mammals. You may spot the tall plumes of mist formed by their exhaling and hear their blows.On the way back you will do some art/curio/clothing shopping in the boutique haven of Baie St-Paul and tour the Ste-Anne-de-Beaupré Basilica.
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Private VIP 1 Day Mobility Challenged City/Area by Car - see everything tour

On this 7hr tour, your self-employed private guide personalises his commentary to match your interests/background and within the allotted time/price will customise/adapt your itinerary to meet your wants/needs/abilities: no stops, a few stops, a few steps; a person may stay in the vehicle, while others go into a building.You enjoy the pastoral landscapes of the Island of Orleans, the magnificent Montmorency Falls and stop for a a nice lunch, in a breathtaking setting. You will visit a couple of charming family businesses, sample local delicacies/wines. In the Old City, iconic landmarks retrace 500 years of North American history. You will marvel at the sites that earned Québec City a UNESCO World Treasure designation, gain a new perspective on the French Indian War and the American War of Independence and learn why the British then the Americans so desperately wanted Québec.NB: By adding another hour and a few dollars you can also tour the Basilica/Shrine of Ste-Anne de Beaupré.
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Private VIP Three Day Whale & Bear Watching Sea Kayaking Basilica Is Orleans

Visit some of Quebec’s most extraordinary corners—and discover the region’s natural and cultural highlights—during this private, 3-day tour. On the first day, depart from Quebec City and head to the beautiful Saguenay Fjord National Park, where you’ll go whale watching. On the second day, depart from Les Escoumins on a sea-kayaking tour that will take you to the edge of the wilderness. And on the third day, return to Quebec City for a sightseeing and shopping excursion.
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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

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Private VIP Two Day Whale & Bear Watching, Sea Kayaking, Basilica, by Car Tour

On this 2 day armchair adventure, your self-employed private guide will personalise his commentary on the history/culture/geography of Québec and within the allotted time/price, customise your itinerary to meet your wants/needs. You will follow the St-Lawrence River, through endless forest, to a whale watching mecca. A vessel, with indoor/outdoor seating, takes you past the towering cliffs of the Saguenay Fiord, to the confluence of the St. Lawrence & Saguenay Rivers, where the waters of the Great Lakes, the Saguenay basin and the Atlantic Ocean meet in an explosion of life. A guide comments on up to 12 species of sea mammals. You will spend the night in the quaint Auberge Manoir Bellevue, in Les Escoumins, go black bear watching on a first nation site, dine at Manicouagan Fisheries Restaurant and the next day go sea kayaking.On the way back you will do some shopping in the boutique haven of Baie St-Paul and tour the Ste-Anne-de-Beaupré Basilica.
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Charlevoix & L'Isle-aux-Coudres Fall Color 2 Days Trip

* Two full days to enjoy the fall colours in Charlevoix* The wonderful views of maple leaves and waterfalls* Miraculous shrine of Saint Anne in Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré* Explore the different culture in Aboriginal Village* Walking on the island decorated with colourful maple leaves
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