The Séminaire de Saint-Sulpice and the Grand Séminaire are opening their doors to the general public to promote Montréal’s rich history!
Located in the heart of Old Montréal, the Séminaire de Saint-Sulpice is Montréal’s oldest building still in use and under the same ownership since its construction in 1683.
Built with the help of the first French settlers, this heritage building, one of the remaining few to still standing from the 17th century, represents a vibrant part of our history.
The Grand Séminaire de Montréal was completed in 1857 on what used to be the 1675 fortifications of the Mission de la Montagne. Built in the 17th century, the twin fieldstone towers are reminders of the cohabitation between the First Nations and the European missionaries. The seminary became, over the centuries, a prestigious academic and scientific institution where many prominent Canadian historical figures interacted.
The Séminaire de Saint-Sulpice and the Grand Séminaire de Montréal are located on designated Historical sites by Parks Canada and the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications du Québec.
The Univers culturel de Saint-Sulpice, founded in 2006, is a non-profit organization that manages the collections of the Priests of Saint-Sulpice of Montréal which include archives, artifacts and rare books. Display and guided tours of historical buildings owned by the Priests of Saint-Sulpice are conducted to ensure the conservation and exhibitions of the Sulpician heritage.