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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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Description: Called the Sailors' Church because of the wooden ship models that hang...
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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This is a stunning chapel - all in gold and ornate. The church pews are still in place so you can sit and enjoy the environment for as long as you'd like.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
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Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

This is a stunning chapel - all in gold and ornate. The church pews are still in place so you can sit and enjoy the environment for as long as you'd like.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Well worth stopping in for a look. A beautiful chapel - the oldest one in Montreal, adorned with nautical references...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

This modern chapel, built after a fire, has an amazing huge alter that you could miss. It is located, almost hidden, in the rear of the main building. Just follow the doors behind the main alter and you will enter a beautiful chapel. Done in gold, it shows Christ's rising into heaven. You will have to look hard to find... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

I went to the chapel one day in the afternoon and avoided the hussel and bussel, confusion that is typical of other monuments like the Notre Dame cathedral. Was able to sit down in one of the pews and honestly take in the view, the ornamental details of the altar, and the silence characteristic of a place of worship. Simply... More 

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St. John's, Canada
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Wow. Just wow old world architecture meets new world. Fabulous in every way, from mimes\actors outside to tour guide...well worth the v,isit

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Burke, Virginia, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

The interior of this chapel is beautiful. It is simple, yet elegant. The mural on the altar wall is beautiful. The tour is rather pricey $12, so we didn't do it (the basilica of Notre Dame was only $5!). But the tour does include a trip up into the chapel's steeple for what is advertised as an incredible view of... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Gorgeous church. The design is truly amazing and all the different stained glass is breathtaking. Right in the center , close to everything.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Must see, must see, must see! You cannot go to Montreal and not go to Notre-Dame. It is one of the most majestic churches I've ever seen in my life. Go inside and you'll see for yourself. Beautiful!!!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Every travel brochure touts the Basilique Notre-Dame-de-Monreal as a must see!...and it is. It has been a landmark since 1829; and it's twin towers soar 228-feet. What the brochures describe in technical terms are evident when you arrive. Very enjoyable.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Rich in history and beauty, the atmosphere in this chapel soars if you happen to arrive while the keyboard master is playing the organ or the harpsichord. The significance of the chapel is increased as the final resting place of the remains of Marguerite Bourgeoys, an exceptional 17th century French woman whose legacy as a teacher, mentor, advocate, and community... More 

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Staying in Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)

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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.