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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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Interesting chapel and shop!

Was interesting to go into this church. Not as good as Notre Dame but still good to see! Nice walk... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
mandkallan
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Sailor's church

Definitely worth a peek inside to see the cool little boats hanging from the ceiling. And make... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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, Montreal'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 Montreal 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. Tours of the Bonsecours neighbourhood, the oldest part of Montreal, are offered on Saturdays, from April to June, and October and November. Reservation required.
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400 St-Paul St. E., Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1H4, Canada
Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Was interesting to go into this church. Not as good as Notre Dame but still good to see! Nice walk along Street to other old town attractions!

Thank mandkallan
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely worth a peek inside to see the cool little boats hanging from the ceiling. And make sure you go around to the back of the church. This is the only church I've ever seen where the view of the back of the church eclipses...More

Thank Philip N
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Little church where women came to pray for their fishermen husbands to re turn safely. Miniature ships hanging from the ceiling, rich in history, old and beautiful. A must.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was recommended to us. For only $5 you can climbed the stairs and have an amazing view to the Old Port and some of the downtown area of Montreal.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are touring Old Town, be sure to stop in here. It's a lovely chapel. The old churches are just wonderful places to visit in old towns. I did not go up to the tower, and wish we would have. But, we were going...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This has been one of the highlights of our trip so far, such an unassuming museum but a little gem. It tells the story of the life of Marguerite Bourgeoys through a series of miniatures. Anyone who has seen BBC's three part drama The Miniaturist...More

Thank Deirdre O
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While the chapel is very beautiful and the mini-museum tour is interesting, what I found worth the visit was the archaeological mini-tour that takes you into a private section under the chapel and shows you an active archaeological site. It was just my group and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The church itself was free to visit which is what we did on one of our walks. I am happy we did. It was so worth our time walking through.

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Reviewed 31 May 2018

I was very surprised how much I enjoyed this Chapel. It was small but when I got to looking around I saw a couple different things. One was all the different boats hanging from the ceiling. The other was all the hearts along side of...More

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Reviewed 30 May 2018

Great church with awesome views of the river, Habitat 67 from this church's observation deck. Walk up all the way to the end of the historic street and don't miss this church. You'll be glad you did.

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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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milliesan
30 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.
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