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Tour route Next section Previous section Back to Notre-Dame Est Boulevard Saint-Laurent Rue Notre-Dame West The Old Seminary and Notre-Dame Place d’Armes Rue Saint-Jacques Des Récollets Around Rue de l’Hôpital Rue Saint-Paul, near Place d’Youville Place d’Youville Western end of the Old Port Pointe-à-Callière and Place Royale Saint-Paul and de la Commune From Saint-Amable to Saint-Gabriel Place Jacques-Cartier Eastern end of the Old Bonsecours From Bonsecours to Berri Rue Notre-Dame East Champ-de-Mars
The Château Ramezay 

The Château Ramezay 

The Château Ramezay - Historic Site and Museum of Montréal, 
which recently celebrated its centenary, houses a rich collection providing a unique view of the history of Montréal and all of Québec, from Amerindian prehistory to 1900. The Museum is surrounded by a garden modelled on those that once brightened the fortified town. 


The Château Ramezay was one of the first buildings in Québec to be declared a historic monument. It is named for Claude de Ramezay, Governor of Montréal, who had it built as his home in 1705. The Château was later sold to the Compagnie des Indes, which held a monopoly on fur exports, and was remodelled and expanded in 1756, partly on its original foundations. The building served as a Governor's residence again and later as a military headquarters and courthouse, and finally was turned into a museum in 1895. A turret, added in 1903, makes it look even more like a castle, a name derived from its delightful architecture, typical of a hotel particulier in the days of the fortified city.



Montréal City Hall 

Three Courthouses 

Rue Notre-Dame East

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