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Maison Saint-Gabriel

Le Sud-Ouest (Southwest District)
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Address: 2146 Place Dublin | Pointe-Saint-Charles, Montreal, Quebec H3K 2A2, Canada
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+1 514-935-8136

Maison Saint-Gabriel, museum and historic site, opened its doors in 1966....

Maison Saint-Gabriel, museum and historic site, opened its doors in 1966. Located in Pointe-Saint-Charles, this magnificent 300-year-old building is one of the finest examples of the traditional architecture of New France. Purchased by Marguerite Bourgeoys in 1668 to house the King’s Wards, it lay at the heart of the agricultural and educational activities of the Congrégation de Notre-Dame for three centuries.

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Fantastic insight into the French colony

This museum is a little out of the way but well worth the visit. Go to Charlesvoix metro station and then it's about a 15 minute walk. The museum only takes cash for entry so make... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 October 2016
Derby, United Kingdom
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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

This museum is a little out of the way but well worth the visit. Go to Charlesvoix metro station and then it's about a 15 minute walk. The museum only takes cash for entry so make sure you have some on you. The site is a farm belonging to an order of nuns and tells the story of the development... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

The brochure for Maison Saint-Gabriel simply does not do the place justice - I can not recommend a visit highly enough. The entrance fee was $10 which included an hour long captivating and highest quality tour - in my case one to one. (French or English) I have visited many historical homes in the UK over the years but nothing... More 

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Cerritos, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

We really enjoyed our visit. We had a tour of the house - had a choice of English or French. Outside there were a number of talented craftspeople demonstrating their skills. All the guides were in costume and were very well trained. Fascinating place that is good for all ages!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

This house and property was operated by nuns in beginning of the french occupation of lower Canada. They would do business with french soldiers by selling them food produced here and they would also match the soldiers with volunteer women who came from France to help grow the colony's population! A very interesting historical site that shows you how the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

We went during the month of May and we had the luck to have a private tour of the house, which was really nice because we had more time to ask all our questions and get insightful details. The house is really well preserved and quite interesting. The tour guide was really good and we loved our visit. I would... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

a great sturdy building in what is now Ville Lasalle..not far from the rapids of the St Lawrence.The Coureur des Bois, ie Forest Runners, would have to Portage their canoes around the Lachine and LSalle rapids in this area. The people who staid here were Filles du Roy, often poor girls from France, some ex-convicts, looking for a better future..so... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015

I noticed an advert for the museum because there was a special exhibition regarding the Canadian horses. We went in to see the amazing prints and bronze sculptures and then realised a tour in english was starting in the House. We passed the knife maker and storytellers to enter the house. All employees were dressed in period costume and our... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015

Historic House of the XVII th Century. Burned to the Ground, Rebuilt in same style. Great Venue to launch a music album, eat or socialize.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2015

The beautifully-preserved house from the 17th and 18th centuries is open for guided tours. We learned a lot about the history of New France, and especially of the role played by Marguerite Bourgeoys, the Congrégation de Notre Dame, and the Filles du Roi. The gardens are also beautiful.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2015 via mobile

If you like living history style museums, you will love this one. We got a tour of the house from a women in costume (English, and obviously they offer it in French as well), who was extremely knowledgable. The day we were there they had numerous artisans outside demonstrating period crafts such as weaving, glass-blowing, pottery, and coopering (making barrels).... More 

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Le Sud-Ouest (Southwest District)
Once the core of industrialised Montreal, the factories and historic buildings of Le Sud-Ouest have been renovated into homes, museums, and small businesses. The rejuvenated landscape has put its Saint-Henri district in vogue, with cutting-edge galleries and an ever-expanding network of restaurants. Foodies can especially delight in the mom-and-pop shops in Little Burgundy, or at the Atwater Market, where outdoor stalls sell fresh fruit, vegetables, and meat, street vendors have menus of hot fish and wine, and the indoor market offers chocolate, breads, and coffee beans. Dominated by the gentle waters of the Lachine Canal, Le Sud-Ouest is still very much an outdoor town, with a number of pedestrian-only bridges traversing the waters, bike paths along the canal with views of the Leisure Boats, and massive green spaces like Angrignon Park to stop for a picnic, or to play a sport.
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