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Notre-Dame-de-Bonsecours Chapel
Ranked #5 of 92 Museums in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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. Next to the Chapel, the Marguerite Bourgeoys Museum ($) presents fascinating stories/accounts and significant objects to showcase the life and work of Marguerite Bourgeoys, Montreal's first teacher. Visitors can explore the 18th-century stone crypt and climb the tower to admire a stunning view of the St. Lawrence, Old Montreal and downtown. The archaeological site, opened in 1998, has witnessed more than 2,400 years of history. In addition to its permanent exhibition spaces, the Museum offers a variety of temporary exhibitions and cultural activities, along with school programs. Tours of the Bonsecours neighbourhood, the oldest part of Montreal, are offered on Saturdays, from April to June, and October and November. Reservation required.
Reviewed May 3, 2013

We just kind of stumbled across this and it is charming. It is worth the visit just for the view from the tower. There are 69 steps to climb so its not for the faint of heart. I decided not to go to the cript as it was more stairs. It was only when the lady asked me had I finished that i learnt that there was an elevator. Still not sure if ther was one for the tower.

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Reviewed April 30, 2013

I can only imagine what ceromony would be like in this church. The organ was being played when we were there what a sound!

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Reviewed April 26, 2013

Wonderful history in a magnificant Chapel. Safe, peaceful, beautiful, tucked in Old Montreal. Lovely paintings.

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Reviewed April 14, 2013

My husband and I were walking around Old Montreal and had passed by this Chapel. Very nice and clean on the inside; not comparable to the Notre Dame, but still very nice. Free to see! Lots of history to learn. Definitely worth seeing if you're passing by.

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Reviewed April 8, 2013

This place is fabulous. This is one of are best catholique bulding in Montréal. For a visit or for a mariage, you will mouth shut looking at the deseign. It's a stop to do. Don't miss it !

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