Along the river. Back in time.

A journey of heritage treasures and treasured history

Discover the history and architecture

Varennes – Boucherville

  • Rich in heritage features 

One day tour

The Varennes-Boucherville mini circuit offers three places to visit that highlight the richness of the religious heritage and the discovery of the work of a woman devoted to others, Marguerite d’Youville, the first Canadian named saint. The exhibition center dedicated to the latter is a good illustration of her career. Right next door, the Sainte-Anne Basilica (1887) is full of architectural and heritage features, just like its counterpart in Boucherville, where the Sainte-Famille church stands, which houses the most remarkable high altar in the province.

Meet surprising characters and objects

Longueuil – La Prairie

  • Rich in heritage objects and historical figures

One day tour

In addition to the diversity of architectural styles on this mini-tour, it’s an invitation to discover characters, little-known historical elements and heritage objects, some of which date back to the origins of the Longueuil parish in 1697 and beyond! The tour includes the heritage site of the Sœurs des Saints Noms de Jésus et de Marie (museum, foundation house…) and the co-cathedral of Saint-Antoine-de-Padoue, its museum and the Marie-Rose chapel. In La Prairie, you’ll find the largest rural church in the Montreal diocese, close to the Musée archéologique du Roussillon, with its many original features.

Enchanting surroundings

Kahnawake – Châteauguay

  • Rich in heritage sites

One day tour

This mini-tour is all about discovery, starting with a spectacular natural environment. It also delves into little-known parts of history, such as the Jesuit mission built in 1720, where you’ll find a wealth of native artifacts and the tomb of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, a young Amerindian woman canonized in 2012. This stop includes the church and interpretation center. The route continues to Île Saint-Bernard, the site of a seigneury purchased by Marguerite d’Youville to feed the sick and poor, among others. Here you’ll find a museum and one of the world’s oldest mills.

A two-days immersion

from Varennes to Châteauguay

  • Riche in heritage sites and historical figures

Day 1 – Varennes-Boucherville-Longueuil
Day 2 – Longueuil-Châteauguay-Kahnawake-La Prairie

The Sanctuaires du fleuve’s two-day tour offers visitors the chance to enjoy an immersive experience that combines the pleasures of discovering our rich heritage and history with the principles of a pilgrimage where time and tranquility transport you to another dimension. Immerse yourself in the traditions of another era, follow the path of fascinating characters and revisit history in a different way.

Immerse yourself in the rich heritage of the Sanctuaires du fleuve

2 days tour

  • Riche in architectural gems and heritage features

Day 1 – La Prairie-Kahnawake-Châteauguay
Day 2 – Longueuil-Boucherville-Varennes

Whether you explore the two-day tour from one city or another, the immersive experience is just as stimulating. Once you’ve been won over at first sight by the beauty of the architectural styles, step back in time to soak up these historical gems that shed new light on history. Through the distinctive heritage of the places of worship, the beauty of the works of art and the novelty of many artifacts, the Sanctuaires du fleuve invite you to discover with all your senses.

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