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

Address: 400 St-Paul St. E. | (Near St-Denis), Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1H4, Canada (Ville-Marie)
Phone Number: 514-282-8670, 514-845-9991
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Ranked #13 of 477 things to do in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious sites, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Called the Sailors' Church because of the wooden ship models that hang from its ceiling, this...
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Type: Religious sites, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
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.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

It's a pretty little church, nice glass stained windows. It can be visited quickly or you can stay longer and check out the museum. It's also well located, in the heart of old Montreal, right next to the Bonsecour building.

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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Very impressive exterior but interior is underwhelming with local jewelry, clothing and tourist shops, design museum and a café. Was expect an old style market with fresh produce, delis and bakery

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Enjoy the Basilica where Celine Dion got married and Pavarotti sang. Nothing to do with the one in France and Not a Cathedral as it is too small but magnificent carvings and stain glass. Check out the working chapel in the back. If you're lucky maybe an organist will be having his daily practice.

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Vancouver, Canada
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187 helpful votes 187 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

A fine old church in the heart of Old Montreal. It's a great place to come and sit and catch your breath after running around the city.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Not as grand a scale as the one you'll likely visit, but definitely worth a stop! Super friendly people inside too. Saint Marguerite Bourgeoys, the founder of the first Catholic congregation and school in Montreal, is buried in the church. Also, the entire place has a beautiful nautical theme worth seeing.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Notre Dame is a beautiful church to visit in Old Montreal. I would recommend one of the guided tours for $5; you can't really see the church without paying a $5 fee anyway. You learn a lot about it's history and some interesting tid bits of info - like Celine Dion was married here. Beautiful stained glass and impressive altar.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We always visit Notre-Dame-de-Bonsecours when we're in Old Montreal. It's less grand than Notre-Dame, but it's no less beautiful. As a mariner myself, love the ship models that are suspended from the ceiling. I would recommend a visit to anyone.

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This is one of the most beautiful Chapel, what it lacked in size, it made up in the overall design. One of the oldest church in Montreal, it also houses the Marguerite Bourgeoys Museum. The history of this amazing founding member of the Congregation Of Notre Dame is very well documented here. It also gives one a very good insight... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The beauty of the internal building was inspiring, the colours, carved wood, candle placement & the overall design is truly a masterpiece.

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Glen Head, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

One of the most beautiful churches we have ever seen-- offended as a catholic that we needed to pay a per person fee to enter a catholic church - house of God- that should be open to all who wish to enter. Have been to many churches in Europe and Us and this was a first!

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