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Marguerite Bourgeoys Museum

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A former school next to the chapel as well as the tower and crypt house a museum dedicated to the life and work of Marguerite Bourgeoys (1620-1700). This legendary woman arrived in Ville-Marie with Maisonneuve in 1653, opened the first school and founded the first non-cloistered religious community of women on the continent, the Congregation of Notre Dame. For many years, Sister Bourgeoys sheltered the Filles du Roy (the "King's wards"), young women who came from France with dowries provided by Louis XIV to marry the first settlers. A special feature of the museum is its collection of charming figurines, dressed in regional and period costume and displayed in 58 scenes that relate the extraordinary life of this famed Montreal nun. Marguerite Bourgeoys was canonized in 1982.

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  • Address : 400 r. St-Paul-Est CDN - Montréal H2Y 1H4H2Y 1H4Montréal
  • Phone : (514) 282-8670
  • E-mail : info@marguerite-bourgeoys.com
  • Website :
  • Prices : 10 $ (children 5 $)

Opening hours :

  • early May-early Oct: 10am-6pm; rest of year: 11am-4pm - closed Mon, mid Jan-end Feb

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