We started our day by visiting Rue Notre-Dame. It's one of the oldest streets in Montreal, which runs parallel to the St. Lawrence River. It's also the home to where Basilique Notre-Dame reside. The church's architecture is among the most beautiful in the world; I was impressed by the colors, size and the ceiling height, as well as the details in the church. It's well worth the visit.
(Outside of Basilique Notre-Dame)
(Basilique Notre-Dame's exterior)
(Basilique Notre-Dame's interior)
(Basilique Notre-Dame's interior design)
To top it off, we went to visit the Chateau Ramezay Museum, another great architecture. This famous chateau is named after the French colonial governor Claude de Ramezay in 1705. This was a great museum with lot's of history in it. It housed French and British colonial governments before serving as the headquarters for the American Revolutionaries. We did a English guided tour which will be explained on my next blog post. Oh one last thing, make sure you check out the gardens on your visit before you leave the chateau.
(A mini version of Chateau Ramezay)
(First car of Quebec with license plate "Q1")
As we headed down on Rue Notre-Dame, we stopped by Sir George-Etienne Cartier Mansion. This mansion is the former home of Sir George-Etienne Cartier a French-Canadian statesman and Father of Confederation. The home has been restored back to the Montreal bourgeoisie style during1860. The old French furnishing in the mansion made me feel like I just stepped into a different era.
(Sir George-Etienne Cartier Mansion)
(Bedroom inside Sir George-Etienne Cartier)
(Sir George-Etienne Cartier Mansion Showcase - Where did the number go?)
We had our last meal at Cabaret Du Roy. Their Duck Confit with Red Wine Caramel Sauce was top of the line. The meat was so tender and the flavor was so delicious. Check out the place if you happen to be in Montreal. We loved our trip to Montreal, but it's time to say good bye to this beautiful city. with charms.
(French bread at Cabaret Du Roy)
(Beer at Cabaret Du Roy)
(Duck Confit with Red Wine Caramel Sauce)
(Us at Cabaret Du Roy)
(Day 3 Trip Plan: Rue Notre-Dame, Basilique Notre-Dame, Chateau Ramezay Museum, Sir George-Etienne Cartier Mansion, Notre-Dame-de-Bonsecours Chapel and lunch at Cabaret Du Roy).
Read More at Day 1, Day 2, Day 3.
Day 3: Rue Notre-Dame, Reminiscent of the Past
Jul 15th, 2010 19:14 | Reply
Those are some amazing photos. That 28mm lens is nice. I think I want to get one too. haha. You gotta help me set up my travel blog.
Jul 17th, 2010 08:58 | Reply
Wow… I’ve seen a lot of cathedrals but I was still stunned by the beauty of the Basilique Notre-Dame’s interior. It looks amazing. Mmmm duck confit. Sounds tasty. And looks tasty