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Notre-Dame-de-Bonsecours Chapel

400 St-Paul St. E., Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1H4, Canada
+1 514-282-8670
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If you want to see a beautiful basilica you must see Notre Dame. Well worth the admission price of... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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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, Montréal'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 Montréal 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.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
400 St-Paul St. E., Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1H4, Canada
Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
+1 514-282-8670
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Reviewed 4 days ago

If you want to see a beautiful basilica you must see Notre Dame. Well worth the admission price of $6. Also get the tour. No extra cost.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This church obviously does not compare to Notre-Dame Basilica, but it is worth a short visit. If you have time, stop at the Marguerite Bourgeoys Museum, which is located right next door. You learn a lot about the history of Marguerite Bourgeouys, who founded the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A really nice walk from the main street to get to the church. This is where Celine Dion had her wedding ceremony!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A peaceful smaller church. You can imagine the sailors stopping for a blessing before going out to sea. Lovely!

Thank suzannetoliver
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visit, sit and enjoy the beauty of this church and its unbelievable stained glass windows. Spend time there and enjoy.

Thank Frank F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Smaller, quieter with less rabble. Beautiful wee chapel with so every angle a photographers dream. Less riff raft than up the road at the Basilica. Visit this wee gem before the big gaff up the street.

Thank Raymond M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The church that is currently on site is not the original- which had burned (like many places in the area.) However, the woman who was instrumental in building the area also worked hard to educate all people there and believed in equality for all, unusual...More

Thank shannon b
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful view from the belvedere. Worth the 100 steps. It's the tallest spot in old Montreal and it provides a great spot to see the port and old city from above

Thank gmleed
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wish they had tours; I'm sure we missed tons of knowledge about the place because of this. Only spent about 10 minutes there max.

Thank ShirleyWilloughbyOH
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful and unique chapel with a great story and history. There is no charge to visit, but for 5 cad you can walk to the top of the lookout area and have the best view of Montreal. I loved waking to the...More

Thank mrsfriz
Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
The historic centre 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
centre, street performers and artists compete with
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What hotel would be within walking distance of Notre Dame? How far is the train station from the hotel? We are spending one night in Montreal and want to capitalize on our time.
29 April 2017|
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Response from GabeyBaby | Reviewed this property |
That depends upon your budget. As the other reviewer said, there are many small, reasonably priced hotels (auberges) in Place Jacques Cartier; or you can walk maybe 1/4 mile to upscale hotels on Rue Dorchester, on the... More
Approximately how long is the walking tour of this museum?
25 August 2016|
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Response from Douglas B | Reviewed this property |
We spent a couple hours there. The only guided tour portion we took was the archaeological dig, since you cNt see that on your own. Nice audio guide for the museum.
I ask potential visitors to recognize that the Chapel of Notre Dame de Bon Secours is not the same place as the Notre Dame Basilica. I believe some of the reviews here should be on the page for Notre Dame Basilica. Both are worth visiting but the scale and history are different. .
25 May 2015|
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Response from dg_cozmo | Reviewed this property |
This site is to review places travelers have visited so others may find they're interested (or not) in visiting the same place/attraction etc. I have been to both, reviewed both and during the Christmas season attended a... More