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Notre-Dame-de-Bonsecours Chapel

400 St-Paul St. E., Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1H4, Canada
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Beautiful Church

Lovely church close to the downtown area. You can take a guided tour or a self tour. Cost for the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
CJMTraveler
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Montgomery, Texas
Beautiful and Serene

The details in this chapel are beautiful, and we loved that we could leave a prayer request for... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Kilty123
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Woodbridge, Virginia
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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, 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.
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400 St-Paul St. E., Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1H4, Canada
Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely church close to the downtown area. You can take a guided tour or a self tour. Cost for the self tour was $6 Canadian. The Cathedral is stunning.

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MTL_First_Chapel, Responsable relations publiques at Notre-Dame-de-Bonsecours Chapel, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your visit and appreciation of Montreal's first stone chapel, founded by Marguerite Bourgeoys, and dedicated to Mary, mother of Jesus.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The details in this chapel are beautiful, and we loved that we could leave a prayer request for Sainte Marguerite Bourgeoys. There is beautiful stained glass, and paintings on the ceiling. The museum and observation cost money, and we did not do that. The gift...More

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MTL_First_Chapel, Responsable relations publiques at Notre-Dame-de-Bonsecours Chapel, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We thank you for your visit and appreciation of Montreal's first stone chapel, founded by Marguerite Bourgeoys, and dedicated to Mary, mother of Jesus. We hope you find time to walk up to the observation tower on your next visit. The view is stunning! (only...More

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Reviewed March 17, 2018

Neighborhood is beautiful. Church is very nice. Did not go the museum. Worth a stop when walking through the area.

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MTL_First_Chapel, Responsable relations publiques at Notre-Dame-de-Bonsecours Chapel, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your visit and appreciation of Montreal's first stone chapel, founded by Marguerite Bourgeoys on a pilgrimage site dating of 1653, and dedicated to Mary, mother of Jesus. N.B. The Museum is celebrating it's 20th anniversary this year.

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Reviewed March 4, 2018

Great place if you are interested in historic Montreal. We dropped by on our visit to old Montreal and it was worth the trip.More

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MTL_First_Chapel, Responsable relations publiques at Notre-Dame-de-Bonsecours Chapel, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your visit and appreciation of Montreal's first stone chapel, founded by Marguerite Bourgeoys on a pilgrimage site dating of 1653, and dedicated to Mary, mother of Jesus. The Marguerite Bourgeoys Museum, which is celebrating it's 20th anniversary this year, is also filled...More

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Reviewed February 19, 2018 via mobile

This is the prettiest church I’ve ever been in, without being disrespectful it almost looked like a Disney church...too perfect. Well worth the visit so much to explore.More

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MTL_First_Chapel, Responsable relations publiques at Notre-Dame-de-Bonsecours Chapel, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your visit and appreciation of Montreal's first stone chapel, founded by Marguerite Bourgeoys on a pilgrimage site dating of 1653, and dedicated to Mary, mother of Jesus. The Marguerite Bourgeoys Museum, which is celebrating it's 20th anniversary this year, is also filled...More

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Reviewed January 31, 2018

We happened upon this beautiful old church after walking through the Marché Bonsecours. It is stunning and historic and a very happy find!

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Reviewed January 29, 2018

As one of the oldest churches in Montreal, Note-Dame-de-Bonsecours sits right in front of the St-Lawrence river, a quiet place for prayer and meditation with a most beautiful interior. You can learn about the life and times of Sainte Marguerite Bourgeoys, who founded the Congregation...More

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Reviewed January 27, 2018 via mobile

Notre-Dame de Bonsecours Chapel is located on one end of Old Montréal next to Marche Bonsecours. This church is devoted to the maritime community as the inside is decorated with seafaring pictures and objects. Definitely take an hour or so to explore the insides and...More

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Reviewed January 26, 2018 via mobile

I was so disappointed this church was under repairs and closed to the community for viewing. As a French Canadian, I was looking forward to the history of this church.

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Reviewed January 22, 2018

This old church is more like a chapel. It dates back to 1771. In the basement, archeological digs found trace of Amerindian settlement dating back 2000 years! The chapel functioned, in the early days, has meeting and praying place for sailors. It is next to...More

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milliesan
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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
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August 25, 2016|
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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.
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