Sainte-Amélie Church & Museum
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Discover the most beautiful patrimonial building in Baie-Comeau: The Sainte-Amélie Church, ornamented with frescoes and stained glass by the famous Guido Nincheri.
Located in the heart of the patrimonial district of Baie-Comeau.
Colonel Robert R. McCormick, founder of Baie-Comeau, offered the community all the services it needed, including a Catholic place of worship. During its construction, his spouse Amy died. The community, equally moved by his loss, suggested that the church be named Amélie in her memory.
To express his gratitude, Colonel McCormick decided to donate a stained glass window “so large and beautiful that it will be worth leaving Montreal just to come and see it in Baie-Comeau.” In the 1940s, Montreal was extremely far away from Baie-Comeau! The only way to get there was by small plane or boat.
Since then, his goal has been more than achieved, because people come to visit not only from Montreal but also from all over the world to admire this artistic cathedral!
The legacy of a great master
Guido Nincheri began work in August 1940. During wartime, while working on the scaffolding, he was arrested by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and put into prison until October 1940 in Petawawa. Why? We will tell you when you visit.
Our guide will be happy to guide you to discover masterful works of art: frescoes and 3D stained glass windows, courtesy of the Italian master Guido Nincheri. Whether you are a believer or not, the atmosphere of this mythical place will impress you.
The Sainte-Amélie Church counts 5 times as many frescoes as the Sistine Chapel! We are proud of this piece of the North Shore’s cultural heritage.
Guided Tour & Multimedia
Thanks to multimedia, you can discover the history of the city, the construction of the church, and the career of Master Nincheri and his hidden gems. To discover this North Shore gem overlooking Parc des Pionniers and the Baie des Anglais. You must reserve by phone.
Adress : 36, Marquette avenue
Baie-Comeau QC, G4Z 1K7
Phone : 418 296-5528