Notre-Dame-de-Bonsecours Chapel (Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Bonsecours), Montreal
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One of the city's oldest religious landmarks, Notre-Dame-de-Bonsecours Chapel (Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Bonsecours) 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-Bonsecours Chapel (Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Bonsecours) and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Montreal itinerary maker.
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  • enter there dazzled us from the first moment, you can see all of the art exhibited there, all the shine that has this old cathedral. Recommended
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  • Church richly adorned and with other chapel in the background which is very different, all in shades of wood. Worth in.
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  • A small beautiful church in Old Montreal. Definitely worth a look if you're wandering along St. Paul. The interior is lovely and ornate. I also recommend visiting the attached museum. 
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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.
  • 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.
  • Really nice museum with excellent audio guide to help you understand the history
  • A very good church and must visit if you are in Montreal for more than 1 day
  • An important destination for those interested in the early history of Montreal and New France. The chapel is a must see -- the museum optional.