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Notre-Dame-de-Bonsecours Chapel (Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Bonsecours)

400 St-Paul St. E. | (Near St-Denis), Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1H4, Canada (Ville-Marie)
514-282-8670, 514-845-9991
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Ranked #11 of 240 Attractions in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Museums
Owner description: Called the Sailors' Church because of the wooden ship models that hang from its ceiling, this church was originally designed by Marguerite Bougeoys,... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Somers, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This is a small, lovely church by the water. Worth a visit for any history buff, and the holder of great stories of the development of religious history in Montreal.

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Montréal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

You don't have to search a lot to find this little church in the Old Montreal. It is full of history. Overrall, a nice visit.

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Indeed, it's hard to describe this beauty by words other than saying it's a must visit location if you happen to be in Montreal. Physical beauty mixed with inspirational spirituality...put together play a toll of magic on a person. Speechless!

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Curacao
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

The cathedral is nice and the location is in the center old montreal. You can enjoy the atreet musicians and on the other hand a lot of bride and grooms going in and out. Really nice place to visit

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

A beauriful historic chapel. Looking to the alter, the frescos appeared to be alive. Ceiling frescos were assuming God's presence.

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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Very beautiful church and easy access from Le Vieux Port where we are staying. The square in front of it is very interesting too. Well worth a visit.

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Seven Corners, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The history of this old "Sailor's Church" goes back to the very establishment of the city of Montreal. The chapel itself is really joyous and decorated with model ships hanging from the ceiling. What was even more delightful is a Marguerite Gourgeoys Museum that is closely associated with the chapel. Exhibits there tell not only a story about how, when,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We were strolling on our way to Chinatown and ducked in. We happened upon a tour and it was worth doing. Our guide was very quick speaking, had great English and shared the incredible history of this beautiful Cathedral. The double roof protects it from the weight of the snow. It's all wood and the craftsmanship is just stunning. THe... More

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This old church is very interesting. Models of various sailing vessels hang from the ceiling. The inside is very ornate - beautiful architecture. But make sure to walk all around the church to see the side facing out to sea. The big Mary statue welcoming the sailors is impressive.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We walked through this chapel as we left the Marguerite Bourgeoys Museum next door, but didn’t take the tour of the chapel. The ship lamps hanging from the dome reminded me of similar ones in the chapel at The Fortress of Louisburg in Nova Scotia. But as part of the museum, you can climb stairs which take you to the... More

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