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“Nice stop”

Notre-Dame-de-Bonsecours Chapel
Ranked #6 of 94 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 September 15, 2013

We stopped in here while touring Old Montreal. A pleasant place to stop and look around. Nothing spectacular. Worth a quick stop.

Thank Tom B
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Reviewed September 14, 2013

Take the time to go and visit. It really is beautiful. I agree with other contributors. Try to find a guide to take you round. It is worth it. Rather than just looking at the beauty, find out a bit about the history and make the experience a bit more than traipsing around an old church!!

Thank Erylis
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Reviewed September 9, 2013

Be sure to wait for one of the free tour guides to tell you about the church. Its history is quite interesting, especially to know that when first built, the inside was quite plain. Right now it's covered with amazing decoration. Well worth the few dollars to get in.

Thank Myrna F
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

If time permitted, the view from the tower is probably spectacular. The story of the ship's models acting as hanging lights is a curious historic footnote and worthy of entry. The tiling/mosaic and stained glass windows make for spectacular photographic opportunities.

Thank 6211GardenTraveler
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

another very beautiful church in Old Montreal! I didn't do the Museum part just the chapel.... well worth a visit!

Thank KellyChristine
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