Restoration work - Phase 1
From June to December 2020, restoration work on the façade of Notre-Dame Basilica will be carried out by Maçonnerie Rainville et frères, under the supervision of DFS Architecture & Design.
The stones of the Basilica are 190 years old and those of the towers, nearly 177 years old. The northwestern exposure of the main façade, which does not receive enough sunlight to dry out quickly after bad weather, accelerates the aging process of the facing and the deterioration of the stones. Phase 1 of the work is therefore aimed at restoring the masonry of the facade.
This restoration work is made possible thanks to the financial support of the Conseil du patrimoine religieux du Québec.