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Notre-Dame-de-Bonsecours Chapel

400 St-Paul St. E., Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1H4, Canada
+1 514-282-8670
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This small church, built in 1771, is on the waterfront in Old Montreal. For us, the main attraction... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Stunningly beautiful. The architecture, colors, design and artwork are inspiring. Costs $6... read more

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Called the Sailors' Church because of the wooden ship models that hang from its ceiling, this church was originally designed by Marguerite Bougeoys, one of Montreal's first teachers. Next to the Chapel, the Marguerite Bourgeoys Museum ($) presents fascinating stories/accounts and significant objects to showcase the life and work of Marguerite Bourgeoys, Montréal's first teacher. Visitors can explore the 18th-century stone crypt and climb the tower to admire a stunning view of the St. Lawrence, Old Montréal and downtown. The archaeological site, opened in 1998, has witnessed more than 2,400 years of history. In addition to its permanent exhibition spaces, the Museum offers a variety of temporary exhibitions and cultural activities, along with school programs.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
400 St-Paul St. E., Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1H4, Canada
Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
+1 514-282-8670
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This small church, built in 1771, is on the waterfront in Old Montreal. For us, the main attraction was to climb up the tower which gives good views of old Montreal. There is a charge of about 5 dollars to climb the approximately 90 steps.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Stunningly beautiful. The architecture, colors, design and artwork are inspiring. Costs $6 admission, seems to always attract a lot of visitors.

Thank debtay74
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stumbled upon this church quite by chance. I should clarify there was NO FEE to enter the sanctuary as some reviews infer, though there is an associated museum attached to the building that is fee based that we did not access but would be...More

Thank limsgirl
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was shocked that one now has to pay to get into this church. It is beautiful inside with unique features and art work. It was very crowded with tourists. It was fun to walk around and explore but without a tour, a lot is...More

Thank cydney04106
Reviewed 1 week ago

The character of this old chapel is not to be missed. You can feel the history oozing out of the walls from the 18th century. Just be sure to check the times on their website as they are not open extended hours.

Thank Ray T
Reviewed 1 week ago

We originally visited this church years ago and I remembered it as being as beautiful as any church we saw in Europe. I was not mistaken. It is breathtaking. NOT to be missed.

Thank designerct
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great rainy day destination in old Montreal, rarely busy even in tourist season. Also known as the Sailors church, this museum/chapel has a long history of sheltering sailors from their evil inclinations

Thank Jmberson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth getting a guided tour, our guide was very good and knowledgeable. Make sure to see the new chapel behind the main altar. It gets very busy with tourists and costs $6 to get in

Thank possum60
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At the far end of the Old Town, this landmark is a great starting point for a walking tour of Old Montreal. My favorite feature was the model ships carved by thankful sailors which serve as chandeliers in the nave.

Thank John N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

THis is a beautiful Chapel and even though it is not far from the Basilica it is still an active church. The interior is a must see.

Thank csarchibald
Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
The historic centre of Montreal, Vieux-Port is home to
some of the city's most antiquated buildings and
picturesque streets. Along the waters of the St.
Lawrence River, the bank of Old Port features museums,
festivals, food stalls, and outdoor athletics, a
celebrated part of the city that explodes into
fireworks displays on warm summer nights. At its
centre, street performers and artists compete with
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29 April 2017|
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Response from GabeyBaby | Reviewed this property |
That depends upon your budget. As the other reviewer said, there are many small, reasonably priced hotels (auberges) in Place Jacques Cartier; or you can walk maybe 1/4 mile to upscale hotels on Rue Dorchester, on the... More
25 August 2016|
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Response from Douglas B | Reviewed this property |
We spent a couple hours there. The only guided tour portion we took was the archaeological dig, since you cNt see that on your own. Nice audio guide for the museum.
25 May 2015|
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Response from dg_cozmo | Reviewed this property |
This site is to review places travelers have visited so others may find they're interested (or not) in visiting the same place/attraction etc. I have been to both, reviewed both and during the Christmas season attended a... More