We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

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
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #11 of 244 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
Write a Review

390 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    226
    132
    28
    4
    0
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Oradell, New Jersey
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
21 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

It is beautiful and not to be missed. Unless you hate Historic Churches, in which case the Province of Quebec might not be for you! The forefathers of this Catholic area really did support great artistic endeavors.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boulder, Colorado
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Probably the most beautiful church I have ever seen, and I've seen a lot of churches! It reminded me of the Blue Mosque in Istanbul Turkey because of the glowing blue hues, and I feel that comparison is definitely a high complement to this chapel. It's been years since I've seen the Notre-Dame in Paris, but this chapel in Montreal... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sacramento, California
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Montrealers call this chapel the Eglise des Matelots (the Sailors' church), mariners go here to pray for safe passage or give thanks for one, and many people still do when they go on a long trip. The original chapel was built in 1657 by St. Marguerite Bourgeoys. We saw a spiral staircase and was intrigued by what we'll see at... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Forli, Italy
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Don't miss the possibility to visit one of the most beautiful architetture in Montreal. The ticket it's not expensive at all

Was this review helpful? Yes
Oxford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
22 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

It has a bulbous external shape but the interior is well decorated but not overdone. The marble panels, blue and white paint and wood bring a Mediterranean touch and with dangling model boats offered by supplicants the church put me in mind of Les Deux Saintes Maries in the Camargues. The story of its construction and development has great interest... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Raleigh, North Carolina
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The $5.00 fees, the church is so small inside. All people should be welcomed to see the house of god not by tourism greed. Parking is hideous

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ripon, United Kingdom
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Even if you have no religious feelings, just entering this Church will provide you with a sense of relaxation and appreciation for what has been built here. The hanging ships with their Eternal Flames completely tell the visitor what this Church is all about. Then read the History of how Dame de Bonsecours made it all happen and explore the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Calgary, Canada
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This is a must see even if you are not religious. Th architecture is amazing. The combination of stone wood and stain glass workmanship is truly a WOW experence

Was this review helpful? Yes
Selkirk, New York
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Tour guide took us to the chapel. Would never have known it was there. Many baptisims & weddings are held here. Beautiful!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Doncaster, United Kingdom
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We were told about this church by a resident of Montreal so we went there and we were not disappointed. A beautiful church interior and exterior, well worth visiting.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Notre-Dame-de-Bonsecours Chapel (Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Bonsecours) also viewed

 

Been to Notre-Dame-de-Bonsecours Chapel (Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Bonsecours)? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing