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

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Address: 400 St-Paul St. E. | (Near St-Denis), Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1H4, Canada
Phone Number: 514-282-8670, 514-845-9991
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Called the Sailors' Church because of the wooden ship models that hang from...

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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Historical chapel in Old Montreal (founded in 1642)

Visiting the chapel is a must if you love history! You will learn how Sr. Marguerite-Bourgeoys who came here from France, dedicated her life to the e ducation of young girls, the... read more

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Montreal, Canada
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Visiting the chapel is a must if you love history! You will learn how Sr. Marguerite-Bourgeoys who came here from France, dedicated her life to the e ducation of young girls, the poor and natives until her death. She was part of the religious order of Notre-Dame and became a Saint in 1992. A museum made of small dolls depicting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On my last day in Montréal, I had 5hours to spare before my trip back to Ottawa. I thought about dropping by Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-bon-secours since I have this huge fascination with Churches and Chapels. I figured that distance wise, it shouldn't be so bad to walk. It snowed quite a bit that morning but it didn't stop me from walking... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

amazing architecture to step back in time I really felt an impact standing in this place and i am not a religious person

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went with family. Amazingly preserved architecture. They have programs and shows that runs throughout the year. A must visit when in Montreal

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have been to France's Notre Dame so not impressed with the outside as much, but go inside and it is magnificent! It has the most beautiful interior I have seen in a church in a long time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

This is a beautiful small church, but with lots of history. Make sure you visit the museum and also get to visit the steeple for great views of the old port. See the lights in the church made of small model ships. XMAS Eve mass is always good value, but you do have to pay to get seats.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

Nice little Church, we were there and listen to chorus for a while it's quite peaceful. Christmas time is very good for visiting church.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

We had a tour guide take us through this wonderful chapel. If you like old architecture and history this is the place to visit. The stained glass is amazing. The tour guide helped explain the structure of the building and it's history. Would recommend somebody take you through.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Looks more like Westminster Abbey but stunning church. You have to pay $5 for admission but you can talk photos and talk (unlike most churches in France). Not to be missed!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

This is definitely packed with people, but so worth it. I love love love this Basilica so much and I visit it every time I'm in Montreal. Once known as the biggest church in the country (and remained so for a long time), the pipe organ is gorgeous, the ceiling painting is incredible, after walking around and looking at everything,... More 

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Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
The historic center of Montreal, Vieux-Port is home to some of the city's most antiquated buildings and picturesque streets. Along the waters of the St. Lawrence River, the bank of Old Port features museums, festivals, food stalls, and outdoor athletics, a celebrated part of the city that explodes into fireworks displays on warm summer nights. At its center, street performers and artists compete with sprawling restaurant terraces for space along Jacques-Cartier Square, while the cobbled streets of Rue St. Paul and Rue Notre-Dame offer a reprieve of quiet galleries and atmospheric wine bars. Horse-drawn carriages are not an uncommon part of traffic, and the narrows they traverse are lined with boutiques, crêperies, and poutine shops enshrined in buildings of stone and wooden lattices. Here you can evoke Montreal's past with a traditional cooking lesson or historical tour, then enjoy its artistic present with live music and theater.