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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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The oldest chapel in Montreal

This is a very interesting church to visit in Old Montreal. It is a stunning piece of architecture... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Andrey N
Flower Mound, Texas
Beautiful building

This building like many others in the city is very old. The church has so many beautiful pieces of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Brian K
Abbotsford, Canada
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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)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very interesting church to visit in Old Montreal. It is a stunning piece of architecture and beauty. The front and back views of the chapel are completely different. This chapel is well worth visiting!

Thank Andrey N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This building like many others in the city is very old. The church has so many beautiful pieces of art as well as Staind glass. Well worth braving to cold to get to and see.

Thank Brian K
Reviewed 11 December 2017

The altar piece is modern and out of place with the basilica and yet ama ing and breathtaking, perfect.

Thank Sunny M
Reviewed 9 December 2017

We went to a concert here last weekend and it was wonderful. The acoustics were excellent and the church is not too large, a great place to hear music.

Thank 155032Daniel123
Reviewed 1 December 2017

The concert was great. The management company that controlled the venue were less than stellar. They made seniors wait in the cold. We all had reserved seating so the doors could have been open ealier. A beautiful building though.

Thank Robert V
Reviewed 25 November 2017

We stumbled upon this Church on one of our first excursions around Old Montreal. It has a fascinating history bound up with the development of the city. Some good stained glass windows, and a helpful leaflet in English allowed us to gain a very positive...More

Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 16 November 2017

Located near the port the chapel is over 350 years old though it has been rebuilt. During the 19th century because of its proximity to the port it became the Fishermen Church, a story I loved explains the carved replicas of sailing ships which hang...More

Thank Lu P
Reviewed 9 November 2017

This is a beautiful and historic church, part of the heart of Old Montreal. The architecture is simple but impressive on the outside - and note particularly the Virgin Mary watching over the harbour and, presumably, the sailors. Inside, the chapel has a calm beauty....More

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 2 November 2017

Peaceful place to visit. Free to look around but charges apply for certain areas. Beautiful architecture.

Thank Lumagi50
Reviewed 26 October 2017

My husband and I visited this church, since it was near our hotel. It did have an impressive Baroque altar, but it was not nearly as beautiful as the Notre Dame Cathedral in Old Town.

Thank Lisa Y
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