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Notre-Dame-de-Bonsecours Chapel

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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...more
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400 St-Paul St. E., Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1H4, Canada
Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
+1 514-282-8670
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited several chapels, churches and cathedrals while in Montreal and the Notre-Dame-de-Bonsecours Chapel should not be missed. Although I'm not a religious person, I appreciate the architecture and history of this Chapel. It was a nice visit and a much quieter visit than Notre...More

Thank Gwen T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Chapel is interesting, but more of a tourist attraction since it is connected to the Museum of Marguerite Bourgeoys next door. Visit the Museum first and then stroll through the chapel which Marguerite built.

Thank cfuller603
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You must visit the chapel, it is a quiet place for reflection and prayer, access is behind the altar

Thank ChefAnnMt_Laurel_NJ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perfectly charming little chapel with small boats hanging from the ceiling. This was not a place that was on my radar, but it was part of a walking tour I was on and I'm pleased we went in.

Thank Karen H
Reviewed 14 October 2018

A must see in Montreal. Simple, historical, and a meaningful part of Montreal's history. The docent was excellent and speaks several languages.

Thank David B
Reviewed 7 October 2018

Easily missed as it’s beyond the Marche and not signposted. If it looks closed, pull the door hard as it probably is open. It’s a very pretty church inside and we loved the little boats hanging from the ceiling.

Thank fmck49
Reviewed 26 September 2018

Small admission price to enter this church but well worth it. Beautiful inside and the church was lined along each side with gorgeous confessionals.

Thank Annamaria B
Reviewed 25 September 2018

We stopped here at this free admission chapel twice during our visit. It is far smaller and simpler than the large Notre Dame Basilica, but peaceful and beautiful in its decorations. Do not miss the statues on the chapel on the exterior port side of...More

Thank AlwaysForever
Reviewed 23 September 2018

I suppose that if a visitor only has time for one church, most would opt for the stunning Notre Dame Basilica, with its deep blue and gold interior and intricate detail. We were grateful for the chance to walk down the Rue St. Paul to...More

Thank RoPhl
Reviewed 22 September 2018

If you love old Catholic churches complete with stained glass windows you will love visiting this one. Include it in your walk around Old Montreal. And of course, it features in Leonard Cohen's songs as Our Lady of the Harbour, which is why I went.

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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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navya p
13 June 2018|
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Response from MTL_First_Chapel | Property representative |
Dear Navya, The Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel is open (FREE ADMISSION - NO RESERVATION) from Tuesday to Sunday, between 10 A.M. and 6 P.M. It's a short walk to the Metro Champ-de-Mars after you are done visiting the Old... More
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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
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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