After a comfortable sleep, and a quick breakfast we set off the day! The very funny and engaging Camille, was a real treat during our informative walking-tour of the Old Port; followed by the ruins of Fort Ville Marie, a jam-packed study of Montreal’s founding settlement, and it’s epicenter the Notre Dame Basilica. A yummy lunch of crepes and poutine should surely keep us warm and satiated for our afternoon of entertainment at the Planetarium! Perhaps a little R&R  at the hotel couldn’t hurt before setting off for dinner and bowling at the Montreal Forum! Thankfully we can get to bed in good time for a restful sleep in order to absorb all the details of the day!

Walking the old port! Brrr! Better bundle up!

Stratford Hall’s brilliant students standing in front the landmark of Montreal’s first school, established in 1657 by Marguerite Bourgeoys!

Keep up! On y va!

Montreal’s City Hall!

Au coin du PLace Jacques Cartier! Canadian Flag, Qubec flag, and the City of Montreal’s flag

En Route to Notre Dame Basilica via Rue St. Sulpice

Place d’Armes square, Bank of Montreal beyond, Maisonneuve monument at it’s center.

Stratford Hall in front the Maisonneuve Monument at Place d’Armes!

Group Shot! Plein d’Amour! 

Welcome to Fort Ville Marie! Founded as a fur trading post in New France, and growing into the current City of Montreal! This shot is taken in the Point-a- Calliere Museum. A funeral procession, as the colonists gain ground in the new Catholic settlement of New France. Colonist and converted Indigenous Peoples are buried here.

Students enjoying displays of the developing settlement, on a real archaeological excavation site!

Ancient ruins of the old settlement beneath the streets of Montreal.

Exquisitely crafted altar in the Notre Dame Basilica!

The long and elaborate nave of the Notre Dame Basilica!

Finally after a delicious lunch of warm, sweet and savoury crepes; we hit up the Planetarium at the old Olympic Stadium site of 1976! Get cozy for a dbl feature about Gravity, Time Space and the Galaxy!

 

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