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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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Pretty little chapel

This chapel is located a few blocks from the Old Port and Place Jacques Cartier. It is free to... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Bowmanator22
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Awesome Chapel with an amazing story!

This was a delightful surprise as I was looking forward to seeing the Notre-Dame Basilica and had... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
melscats
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Connecticut
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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
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400 St-Paul St. E., Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1H4, Canada
Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This chapel is located a few blocks from the Old Port and Place Jacques Cartier. It is free to enter, although they like donations. The chapel is very pretty inside. They have ships hanging from the ceiling, which my wife thought was pretty cool.

Thank Bowmanator22
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a delightful surprise as I was looking forward to seeing the Notre-Dame Basilica and had no idea about this church, which has a much better story than the Basilica (IMHO). We were amazed at the stained glass but in awe of the view...More

Thank melscats
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I absolutely loved this church and the story of Saint Marguerite Bourgeoys. It's such an intimate place and you can sense the history and spirituality surrounding. Also visit the museum as you will have the chance to see and visit the top of the tower...More

Thank evavaccaro
Reviewed 1 week ago

Do indulge yourself for a bit in listening to the full story of how this place came to life; a story of persistence and good intentions. After you do the tour, go up and enjoy the beautiful views over the old port and some other...More

Thank Minoglobin
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a great little chapel/church next to the Bonsecour Market that is worth visiting for its great decoration. it also hosts a small museum of a famous canadian female heroin Ste Marguerite Bourgeoys.

Thank Denis A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Notre-Dame De Bonsecours chapel was lovely and very historic with its association with sailors. There is a small museum with excavations underway for previous church. definitely worth a visit while in Old Town.

Thank PeterMmetroNY
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

And so must have been when welcoming mariners coming into harbour in the old times. The outside is lovely the inside less so, pay attention to the light fixture in the shape of a boat and the tomb of Marguerite Bourgeoys, such an important woman...More

Thank Nolinice
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This church is smaller and less grand than the other churches we saw in this city of churches, Montreal. It is however very welcoming and peaceful. It is just a short walk to the middle of Old Montreal and the old port.

Thank Lulu N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The chapel is beautiful and the staff was so friendly and helpful - one walked outside with us to make sure we were headed in the right direction - so nice.

Thank Christine N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful Church with English Vigil Mass on Saturday. Church where sailors prayed before and after voyage. The church has a number of wooden ships donated from the sailors. Next to the Bonsecours Market.

Thank Jack G
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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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milliesan
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
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goldw19
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.
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Just2LetUKnow
25 May 2015|
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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
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