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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 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

Fantastic inside , stunningly designed, lots to see, fantastic from both the outside and the inside. Well worth the visit

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Montgomery, Alabama, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

This chapel is inside Notre Dame. It is all made out of wood so a little less colorful than the rest of Notre Dame with all it's stained windows. Still something that must be seen.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

Quaint little chapel in Vieux Montreal. Interesting interiors and a short walk from Notre-Dame Basilica, Old Port Montreal and many other downtown attractions. Recommended.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

The different coloured cancels in all parts of the cathedral made a beautiful photo opportunity.avoid the que at opening time as its cold outside😄

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Sligo, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I visited this as part of a guided tour and as such got some extra information that I wouldn't have otherwise know. It has a beautiful altar and the statue on the roof welcoming the sailors to the port was lovely too. The glowing blue shades bring to mind the ocean which is appropriate considering why the church was built.

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Oradell, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

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.

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

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

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Sacramento, California
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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

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Forli, Italy
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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

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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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

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