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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 Fishermans Chapel

Located near the port the chapel is over 350 years old though it has been rebuilt. During the 19th... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lu P
Excelsior, Minnesota
Leonard Cohen - Our Lady of the Harbour

This is a beautiful and historic church, part of the heart of Old Montreal. The architecture is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Brian M
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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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Lumagi50
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice Chapel in the Old Town / Old Port of Montreal. The Front and Back views of the chapel are completely different, as the back view faces the old port for the sailors. The entrance to the chapel is free, but the museum and bell...More

Thank CodyDC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was captivated by the sculptures of the Virgin Mary and the angels which face the Old Port. When I saw that there were people up on the terrace, I had to go in and explore. It cost $5 to walk up to the observation...More

Thank VMiecznikowski
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even if you are not Catholic .. this place has wonderful period architecture. a place of sanctuary in the busy city . Very cool artifacts inside to admire.

Thank Mark A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This 18th century church seems to blend into the fabric of the buildings it surrounds and it is worth while going inside, even for the 6 Canadian dollar charge.

Thank masterecho
Reviewed 18 October 2017

This is a must see for anyone visiting Montreal. There was a $6. entry fee but worth every cent.On top of the church it is located in Old Montreal which is alsoa must see. Notre-Dame is a replica of the one in Paris and equally...More

Thank Gord D
Reviewed 14 October 2017

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.

Thank Lonelobster
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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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
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