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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 242 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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Melbourne, Australia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

What a treasure! And the Leonard Cohen connection - Our Lady of the Harbour - from his song Suzanne - really blew me away!! Taken here on free walking tour and returned the next day to spend more time. It is just beautiful! The ceiling paintings, walls, windows, organ, altar, and small ships hanging down are really special.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This used to be the chapel for the silors arriving at the old port of Montreal in the 1700's. It has been recently restaured and beautiful Paintings of the era were found on the ceilings which had been covered by misplaced "pudeur". Also you can feel the very spiritual atmosphere and all the prayers of the sailors of that small... More

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Mississauga, Canada.
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

be sure to visit this chapel located in the rear of Notre Dame Cathedral (included in the free tour of the cathedral) more modern in design,; but, still has a rich history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

So many things to look at. Pure pleasure to sit and meditate in such a beautiful place... Lots of tourists on that day made it full of life! I could just go every week!

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Montreal
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20 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

At first sight, this small museum does not appear to have all that much to offer. In the three main museum rooms upstairs, there are various exhibitions devoted to a celebration of the life of Marguerite Bourgeoys, the 17th-century Frenchwoman who is today still the subject of devotion for her work in education and especially with the women newly arrived... More

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Chapel Hill, NC
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

We visited this beautiful church on a Saturday evening. It is absolutely stunning on the inside so I recommend a visit if you are in the area. It is best to plan ahead as much as possible. On a Saturday or Sunday, the church is booked solid with masses and weddings. We tried to visit on Saturday afternoon but we're... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

I went there around 8pm and was pleasantly surprised that there was people praying, this days it's such a rare thing to do in a church!! Lovely paintings on the ceiling and a big wooden organ, didn't want to disturb the people praying so too only a couple of pics!

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Brampton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We visited the church and also the Holy Door which is open to public in 2014. The interior of the church is beautiful with a golden texture.

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Santana de Parnaiba, SP
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Visit this historical site. Close to Bonsecours market and Old Port, have a nice view too. The chapel is small and beautiful.

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Somers, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This is a small, lovely church by the water. Worth a visit for any history buff, and the holder of great stories of the development of religious history in Montreal.

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