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

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Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
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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...

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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So Beautiful!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Vancouver, Canada

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This church is located next to the covered Bonsecours market, which houses several shops with local art and handicrafts, small cafés and eateries. While the church is not as spectacular as the Notre dame Basilica, it is worth checking out.

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Coquitlam, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The details in the stained glass, tile work and paintings were beautiful. So peaceful in the church and worth a visit.

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Port Orange, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice visit, good little museum and beautiful chapel. Make sure you climb the stairs, the view is worth it.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One can visit many churches in the beautiful and old (by New World standards) city of Montreal. The architecture is beautiful. The question is, how many churches can one visit before one gets all 'churched' out? IMHO, I didn't find this church to be as good as what I've viewed in Europe or the temples I've visited in Asia. By... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must on you visit to Montreal! There are tours but my colleague and I enjoyed seeing by ourselves and appreciating the serenity.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On of the precious religious jewell of the patrimonial area of Old Montreal. Go there to see the rare ceilling monochrome paint that were re-discovered not so long ago hidden under "layers of time", but also for the ex-votos hanging under it, inside the chapel. A place to sit and meditate... On impermanence!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved the history and story behind the church. Although it is not as grant as other churches in the area, you can feel the love St. Marguerite Bourgeoys had for God and people. I particularly like the showcases of miniature doll displays. The audio tour was very informative and a must. Be ready to climb some stairs but the view... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This really is an attraction where you want to make the time to include the audio tour as part of your visit. The chapel is certainly beautiful on its own but the more background you have on this fascinating sacred space the more you will come to appreciate this Montreal gem. The audio portion of the tour is the highest... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

you should visit that one day , a lot of Montrealers people never been inside the church , i'm on of them , it's a mini notre dame de paris.

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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.