Eastern Canada Road Trip | Montreal Attractions | Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours and Bonsecours Market

Two attractions next to the Old Port of Montreal. Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours and Bonsecours Market. I've been trying to figure out their correct Chinese names, but it's really hard. There are several Chinese translations that can be found on Google. I'm not sure which is right at all. Some are translated from French to Chinese, and some are translated from English to Chinese. The easiest way is to simply memorize English! In fact, I did not go to these two scenic spots with a purpose. Only discovered it while walking along the old port area. Because of their architectural shape they caught my attention.

So, I didn't even go in, I just left a photo outside as a souvenir. It was when I looked back at the photos later that I realized it was a scenic spot. It's a surprise! Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours was built in 1771 and is one of the oldest churches in Montreal, built on the ruins of a church. There is now a museum attached to the church. The statue of the Virgin Mary at the top of the church, facing the St. Lawrence River, opened her hands to pray for the safety of the sailors, so it is also called Sailor's Church. In fact, I only walked here curiously when I saw the statue in the high place from a distance.

Bonsecours Market is right next to Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours. Built in 1847, it was originally intended to impress visitors and showcase the grandeur of Montreal. Originally an important farmers market, it also served as Montreal's city hall until it moved to its current location. Fortunately, the building has been repurposed and refurbished and has come alive again.

There used to be a lawn in front of Bonsecours Market (now other facilities have been established). Sometimes I don't understand the thoughts of foreigners, why should I take off and lie in the middle of a group of pigeons. And there are photographers taking pictures. Where is it going to be used?


Address:400 Rue Saint-Paul E, Montréal, QC H2Y 1H4 Canada


Bonsecours Market

Address:350 Rue Saint-Paul E, Montréal, QC H2Y 1H2 Canada



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