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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 #8 of 213 Attractions in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
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, Sights & Landmarks, 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, one of Montreal's first teachers.

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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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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27 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This is well worth a visit as it is in the heart of the old Port of Montreal. There are beautiful frescos and Icons in a church dedicated to the sea farers of Old Montreal.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I have been here 4th time. You always feel blessed when you are here. Spend at least 2 hours in this quite church.

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Toronto, Canada
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

I have been here a few times and this time we took a guided tour at 4pm. Julie was very informative about the history of the basilica and about informing us that Montreal's first name is Ville Marie (City of Mary). The church has some beautiful stained glass windows and they are beautiful to see if there's sunlight outside. on... More 

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Vienna, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Spectacular architecture, great museum, really nice people. A great way to spend time indoors in Old Montreal.

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