Centre d’animation François-De Laval

Pray to and discover François de Laval, a missionary bishop

Inside the Basilica-Cathedral Notre-Dame de Québec can be found the funeral chapel of Saint François de Laval, visited yearly by 15,000 pilgrims asking for his intercession to help a sick family member, married couples wishing to have children, persons wanting to be freed from addictions.

Located close by is the Centre d’animation François-De Laval, allowing visitors to better get acquainted with the life, spiritual life, challenges and works of this talented man. Called an “Apostle of America”, we discover a skilled business man, a born teacher, who cultivated an intense devotion to the Virgin Mary and the Holy Family.

Each station presents a particular theme, shown by short textual descriptions or by an animated or sound succeeding illustrations. The visitor can go through the exhibit at his or her own rhythm, according to his or her interests. He can also discover the authentic papal bull, signed by Pope Francis, on April 2nd, 2014, allowing for the canonization of François de Laval. Entrance is free and regulated by the opening hours of the Basilica-Cathedral Notre-Dame de Québec


With a reservation, groups can benefit from a richer presentation, according to their needs and interests, whether educational, cultural or spiritual. This formula can also include a guided tour of the Basilica-Cathedral, the Holy Door, the funeral chapel, the crypt, and the first tomb of Saint François de Laval.

François de Laval

Can also be viewed

  • The Basilica-Cathedral Notre-Dame de Québec
  • The Holy Door
  • The funeral chapel of Saint François de Laval
  • The papal bull of canonization
  • The first tomb of François de Laval

Please check the opening hours

Useful information

  • You can only access the centre through the cathedral
  • The gift shop (to be found when exiting the cathedral)
  • Bathrooms are available
  • Many restaurants close by
  • Paid parking in proximity


Contact Information

Centre d’animation François-De Laval
Main entrance of the Basilica-Cathedral Notre-Dame de Québec, at the intersection of Buade and Sainte-Famille streets

Opening Hours:

Every day from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, except during Mass

418 692-0228 or email at centre@francoisdelaval.com

Groups and operators


Individual and family visits

You can visit this place by yourself. Check the opening hours of the Basilica-Cathedral Notre-Dame de Québec. It is possible that the centre may not be available while groups having reservations are present.