Fondation Notre-Dame-de-Rocamadour

Shrine of Notre-Dame-de-Rocamadour

Pilgrims are extended an invitation of hope at the Shrine of Notre-Dame de Rocamadour. The ongoing tradition of pilgrimage is thousands of years old and rooted deep in Christianity, coming from France and carried over by Jacques Cartier. In the winter of 1536, while his men were threatened by disease and many perished, Cartier implored the assistance of Notre-Dame de Rocamadour. Fortuitously, a member of the First Nations showed him a salutary remedy. The memory of that first pilgrimage and of the first miracle to occur on Canadian soil lives on at the church of Saint-Fidèle. On site, prayer and meditation are guided by a circuit that offers both a journey of faith and historical information. The shrine’s patron, Notre-Dame de Rocamadour, reminds us that Mary was watching over the entrance of the Catholic faith and its outreach throughout North America, successfully completing the first evangelization.


Open year round


National shrine


  • Picnic area on site
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free access
  • Presentations on site
  • Campground within 20 km
  • Lodging establishment within 20 km
  • Facilities designed for groups
  • Welcome and information services in English and in French
  • Tour offered in a language other than English or French
  • Guided tours

1260, 4e avenue
 Québec, QC
 G1J 5J5
Tel.: 418 623-4926