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Thanks to the Our Lady of the Harbour statue atop its dome, made famous by poet-songwriter Leonard Cohen, this chapel is known as The Sailor's Church. Inside are original Édouard Meloche (1886) frescoes on wooden slats, and you can look out over the Old Port from an observation tower. The chapel underwent extensive renovations as well as archaeological excavation. The new interpretation center includes artifacts pre-dating the arrival of the New France colonists in 1642.
Maple Delights is a charming spot and a must visit if in Old Montreal. This sweet bistro and museum is a wonderful way to discover this national pride. At the bistro you can relish delish baked goodies, gelatos, candies, waffles, milkshakes, coffees and sorbets, all with the goodness of maple syrup and sugar in them. Check out their small museum that gives an insight of how the sap is collected. You can also taste the products made from maple that highlight its unique quality.
Named after the Champ-de-Mars Park near Montreal's City Hall, the Champ-de-Mars Station is a metro station located on Sanguinet Street. Highlighted by its unique architectural design, the station was established in 1966 as per Adalbert Niklewicz's genius. Various artworks that are housed within it set the station apart, these include Marcelle Ferron's exceptionally glorious stained glass windows. The Orange Line Station truly combines artistic expression and modern approach that form the microcosm of Montreal's history and progress.
As you walk along the Place des Arts in Quartier des Spectacles, between the Place des Festivals and Le Parterre, you'll find the Promenade des Artistes. A fascinating use of public space and a unique design concept; you'll find eleven windows or 'event vitrines' designed by the prestigious design firm Daoust Lestage. Open to the public, these glass boxes or vitrines are perfect to house temporary exhibitions as well as local events. Modern design concept and technology are combined to create a unique space within the city, that is both an attraction as well as a cultural hot-spot in Montreal. Please visit the website to find out what activities and events are currently on.
If you happen to be strolling along the quaint streets of Old Montreal, take a few minutes to check out the unique collection at Heritage Gallery. Opened by Kosta Dios, this family-run establishment is a cross between a gallery and and a shop which reflects its owner's love for native art and his experience as a furrier. Along with an array of beautiful pieces of art and fur accessories, the store has branched into gift items, each of which is carefully hand picked to add to the impressive collection. Whether it is to buy the perfect art piece for your living room or simply to soak in the local art, this is a great place to visit.
This beautifully restored home honors the memory of George-Étienne Cartier, a prominent Montreal lawyer, father of Confederation and former Canadian Prime Minister. It is inhabited by a cast of tour guides dressed in period costume who are all versed in the history of the house and the era. All manner of educational activities should keep the kids busy: these include The Etiquette Game, which teaches children about 19th-century society; and What's Up, Mr Cartier? which focuses on the man and the house. Call +1 888 773 8888 toll free.