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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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A must see

Magnificent cathedral and outstanding choir and organist. This is a must see for high mass on... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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the audio tour is fun but the real reason to go (unless you're there for the Saint) is the view... read more

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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 yesterday

Magnificent cathedral and outstanding choir and organist. This is a must see for high mass on Sunday even if you aren't a churchgoer , you may become one!

Thank noel60
Reviewed 3 days ago

the audio tour is fun but the real reason to go (unless you're there for the Saint) is the view from the tower. It's worth the price, take a camera and you'll get some great photos.

Thank partygirlhe
Reviewed 4 days ago

A site you need to visit in old Montreal. Mixing in with the tourist traps are some spots of actual history, this is one of them. Built to welcome home the mariners this Chapel is beautiful both outside and in.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We went here because of 'our lady of the harbour' from the Cohen song 'Suzanne'. The sun did pour down like honey on the day of our visit abs it was a nice part of our following in the footsteps of Cohen.

Thank hilmcl
Reviewed 6 days ago

It is a smaller chapel and was less crowded with tourists compared to the Notre Dame Basilica, the chapel overall was brighter and had more sunlight steaming in. The chapel was beautiful in its own way and is worth a visit if you are in...More

Thank Chaitanya S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the original chqapel for the sailors. Check out the hand carved ships and boats used as candle holders above each isle.

Thank markmatcom
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a great place to visit, really ancient, with lot of history. Try the audio guide, you wont regret!

Thank emad f
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This cathedral is very different form the others. The altar is beautiful and keeps you intrigued. We arrived just as they were going to do a "free" tour of the cathedral. Very good and informative. Thouroughy enjoyed it and recommend it if in the area

Thank Jae03
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The church itself is fine and has some great history. My favorite thing is climbing up the tower for views across Montreal and the river. You can pay for just the tower and not have to get the full museum ticket, so it's not too...More

Thank Jim A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This church, located in the old port was closed on the day we visited so please check times so you are not disappointed. We only stayed for 15 minutes but our guide talked for about the same amount of time about this small but impressive...More

Thank Susan K
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
24 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