Founded in 1854 and inaugurated in 1855, Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Cemetery contains precious heritage pieces to which the municipal, provincial and federal governments have attributed various historical statutes.
The funerary monuments are bona fide stone archives. Several commemorative works have become true historical pieces, such as the Monument aux Patriotes. The many works of art installed in the mausoleums also constitute choice examples of religious and artistic heritage.
The cemetery also features several historic buildings, such as the administrative pavilion, the Notre-Dame-de-la-Résurrection Chapel, and the Simon-Lacombe House, that draw the attention of visitors by their cachet.
Many Québec artists have endowed the cemetery with remarkable monuments. Carved out of marble or granite, they have one common goal: to commit to memory. From the 1880's on until the economic crisis of 1929, the cemetery was endowed with exceptional monuments.
Bronze, ornaments, engravings, mosaics, angels... The variety of works and their components is important. Let us highlight the contribution of exceptional artists, including sculptors Louis-Philippe Hébert, Henri Hébert, and Émile Brunet, by whom we count some thirty works in the cemetery.