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Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel, Montreal

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One of the city's oldest religious landmarks, Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel welcomed generations of sailors and settlers arriving at the port. The 18th-century stone church stands on the site of an earlier 17th-century chapel. In the 19th century, seafarers expressed their gratitude to Our Lady of Good Help by offering models of ships, hung in the interior of the chapel. Today, you can see the votive gifts in the adjacent museum, together with dolls made by nuns arranged to form 58 scenes from the life of St. Marguerite Bourgeoys--the patroness of the original chapel. Climb a narrow spiral staircase to get to the roof, which offers scenic views of the old town. Plan your visit to Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Montreal itinerary maker.
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  • Don't miss the upstairs view of the St. Lawrence from the outside walkway around the steeple top! Beautiful vista of all downtown Montreal  more »
  • The Basilica is worth a stop. It is stunningly beautiful. I only gave it 4 stars because I was disappointed that I couldn't climb to the top of the tower as I expected. It is a very peaceful place to ...  more »
  • I was in Montreal on business and took a walk to visit the old town and say the armed forces marching around. It was a very nice display.  more »
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  • Where: Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel - Montreal, Quebec What: A small Chapel in the Old Port. How was it: This Chapel is really cute. It's really small and charming inside. You can light candles as opposed to the new electric version. It's rarely open when we are nearby, but when it is we try to go inside for some minutes. Grade: Eli = 5, Serge = 4+ Recommend: Yeah, the structure on the outside is nice and the inside is really charming.
  • An important destination for those interested in the early history of Montreal and New France. The chapel is a must see -- the museum optional.
  • Really nice museum with excellent audio guide to help you understand the history
  • Meh. I wish they'd have just said "you're paying for the visit/view from the roof", because that's the reality of it. I'd include the chapel but you can see that without paying for a tour. The "museum" is pretty laughable. 1/6th of it is a room of miniatures acting out the founder's story. Quaint, but ultimately unfulfilling. I certainly don't mind supporting a historical site, but the price of admission seems way out of line considering there are LOTS of other sites charging less and giving more.
  • The oldest church in Montreal, it's incredible beautiful!