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.

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.

Please note that the Chapel of the Archbishopric is not available this summer (2021).

Guided tours 

Tuesday to Saturday from 9:30 am to 4 pm 

Allow at least 45 minutes for the visit. Last departure at 15:15.

Information or reservation for groups of 5 or more: 819 563-9934, ext. 209


  • Full Reduced Mobility
  • Free Parking
  • Mandatory Reservation

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Pierre Poulin
Pierre Poulin
Convention and Knowledge Tourism Delegate