Sanctuaire Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes

Rigaud, Qc.

Diocese de Valleyfield

Rigaud is a city in southwestern Quebec, Canada, in the Vaudreuil-Soulanges Regional County Municipality in the Vallée-du-Haut-Saint-Laurent region. It is located at the junction of the Ottawa River and the Rigaud River, about 70 kilometres (43 mi) west of downtown Montreal and 130 kilometres (81 mi) east of Ottawa. The population as of the Canada 2021 Census was 7,854.

The main attraction is Mont-Rigaud, a hill with downhill ski runs (at Ski Mont Rigaud), a private school (Collège Bourget), a monastery, and a shrine dedicated to the Virgin Mary (Sanctuaire Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes). The mountain is also home to an unusual, natural rock garden known as the "champs de patates," so named because of the local legend that it was once a potato field, turned to stone by God because the farmer worked on Sunday. There is also the open year around Sucrerie de la Montagne, a traditional sugar shack explaining the maple syrup production and traditional sugaring off the feast. 

Le sanctuaire Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes est un lieu de pèlerinage situé au flanc de la colline de Rigaud dans un paysage d'une rare beauté. C'est un héritage spirituel qui est transmis de génération en génération depuis 1874.