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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

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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The oldest church in town

This church is also called; the Sailors' Church its tells a part of the old stories in Old Montreal. There is a lovely tower and a museum in connection with the church

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Stavanger, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This church is also called; the Sailors' Church its tells a part of the old stories in Old Montreal. There is a lovely tower and a museum in connection with the church

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Palm Desert, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What an awesome structure. Make sure and visit the square at night. The lighting is a visual pleasure.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

a magnificent church with all of the bells and whistles that make the great European churches a "must see" this church never disappoints and is a buffet for the eyes....the colors, the curves of the carving, the quiet, the stained glass-filtered light....

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Jarvisburg, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This chapel is beautiful and the boats hanging from the ceiling are very interesting. We also did the guided tour to see the archeological site, and this shouldn't be missed. On the guided tour, in addition to seeing the archeological site, you get a guided audio tour, learn about the woman for which the chapel is named, and can climb... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very beautiful church. $5 entrance fee which could include a guided tour if you wanted. Picture taking inside was allowed. Very beautiful

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We came mostly for the views from the top of the tower, which we heard were great, but the story of Marguerite Bourgeoys, which is told in the museum, was amazing. We found ourselves lingering much longer than expected in the museum, as it also provided an excellent look at Montreal's early days. In addition, the views we'd heard so... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the Bonsecours Market, and this Chapel was directly next door, so we popped in. It's hard to believe that it was built in the 1700's as it was well kept. You can take a tour or go on your own. I recommend the tour if you're interested in church history. The stain glass is beautiful.

Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love the atmosphere, always a wedding or 2 taken place when we visit here. I would recommend to take a tour of the Basilica if possible. If I recall correctly tickets for Adults is $6-8 bucks.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

How wonderful to step back in time in this quaint chapel of the mariners. You will experience small model ships hanging in the knave given by grateful sailors for guidance in difficult times and Our Lady with arms outstretched to extend her motherly care.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ventured into the church on a rainy day and was amazed at the architecture as well as the history. We were surprised with a musical performance of women sharing their love of music in their special expression. Glad to have happened into the church to share this experience as to also visit this church of sailors circa 1771.

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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.
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