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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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Came for the view, not disappointed

The chapel is lovely and you can go in for free. We peeked in & admired the beautiful glass tiles on the walls and the miniature ships hanging above the aisles. Our main reason... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The chapel is lovely and you can go in for free. We peeked in & admired the beautiful glass tiles on the walls and the miniature ships hanging above the aisles. Our main reason for visiting was to go up to the overlook & then on up into the "belvedere," to see the views of the waterfront. It was a... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Outside is a nice location to sit and enjoy the atmosphere, while watching married couples coming and going from the Cathedral. If you want to go inside for a 20 minutes tour, you must pay $5 per adult and $4 for kids 12-17.

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Newburgh, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went here and weren't disappointed. Such beauty. There is even a private chapel within to pray in while the tourist look around the main chapel.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

As a previous reviewer said, there is a lot of stairs to get to the roof top, watch your head. We went into the church and it is beautiful, this is a must visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice church (look for the ship sculpture chandeliers) with a tower to climb for nice views of the St. Lawrence river and rooftops of Old Montreal. Interesting museum on the life of Saint Marguerite Bourgeoys. Absolutely fascinating crypt under the church, with active archeology in progress. Our guide Stephanie was great at pointing out features of the site and giving... More 

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Cupertino, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a compact building with a plain interior. It is worth visiting for the historical significance.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can take a free or paid guided tour. There are a lot of stairs to climb to the entrance, but they have an elevator on the inside. There is a gift shop and café style restaurant on the premises.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An absolutely lovely chapel with delicate architectural details with a lovely view once you make it up a narrow, spiral staircase. The museum itself is rather strange with the oddest diorama with dolls telling the story of the patroness of the chapel, a quite amazing educator and woman who was one of the pillars of early Montreal. The young women... More 

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Texarkana, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This church was high on my list with my love of Leonard Cohen and his 'lady of the harbor' and having read of the gifts sailors left for the church. The church is lovely. Unfortunately most of the sailors remnants are not in the church but in an overpriced museum next door. I did not pay for this. However, the... More 

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Toccoa, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful old cathedral near the riverfront. Was lucky enough to catch an organ recital on their old pipe organ (3000+ pipes)

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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.