Discover the belvedere of the Chapel Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours
The lookout atop the Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel is an ideal place to start your visit to Montreal! Set in the heart of the city’s historic district, it offers a view that lets visitors quickly grasp the history of a site that long welcomed newcomers, and where the first Montrealers settled.
For just $5 (for all), visitors can stroll around the superb lookout atop the tower of the Notre-Dame-de-Bon- Secours Chapel, to enjoy an exceptional view of the Old Port, the historic district and downtown Montreal. They’ll also have access to the Salle de la mer, where they can marvel at the chapel “up in the clouds,” used for private ceremonies since the late 19th century.
The lovely old stained-glass windows in the Salle de la mer are by Delphis-Adolphe Beaulieu. There are also interpretation panels recounting the hazards of travelling by sea in Marguerite Bourgeoys’ day.
Something even many Montrealers don’t know is that the statue overlooking the Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours lookout is the “Lady” mentioned in Leonard Cohen’s song Suzanne («And the sun pours down like honey of our Lady of the Harbour»).