Visit of old Montreal

Yesterday, EC Montreal organized a visit to Old Montreal (near Place d’Armes metro).  Over 20 students participated in this activity! We walked together: taking photos and listening to our guide’s presentation of Montreal; past, present and future!  We visited City Hall, the Municipal Court, Jacques-Cartier square, the Artist District, St Paul Street, the Old-Port and Place d’Armes. It always gives us great pleasure to show off Montreal to our students!

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Place d’Armes is the second oldest public site (created in 1693) in Montreal. You can find a lot of interesting buildings. In the center, there is a monument in memory of Sueur of Maisonneuve (the first governor of Montreal). Around this place, you can see: Notre-Dame Basilica, Saint-Sulpice Seminary, Quebec bank, Aldred Building and the Bank of Montreal head office.

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Today, EC Montreal is focusing on Notre-Dame Basilica for you. The church was created by an Irish-American architect James O’Donnell in 1672. The front is inspired by Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris and Westminster Abbey cathedral in London. The most amazing part in the church is absolutely inside! The Basilica is open every day (from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM). The price is $5; it includes a guided tour in French or English. The Basilica also offers a sound and light show called “And Then There Was Light”. The show is done from Tuesday to Friday at 6:30 PM or 8:30 PM and on Saturday at 7 PM or 8:30 PM in Notre-Dame. You can purchase tickets at the Notre-Dame shop for $10.  EC Montreal definitely recommends visiting the Notre-Dame Basilica!

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Don’t be disappointed if you missed this tour of Old Montreal!  EC Montreal offers it every month!

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