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Rue Notre-Dame East

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

Montréal City Hall

The City Council chambers.

Montréal City Hall has a more turbulent history than its peaceful façade suggests. The building went up between 1872 and 1878, and survived a severe fire in 1922. And it was from this balcony that French President General de Gaulle uttered his famous "Vive le Québec libre!" during a state visit in 1967. (Listen closely and you can still hear the crowds roaring.)

General de Gaulle


Three Courthouses

The Château Ramezay

Rue Notre-Dame East


City Hall by night.
City Hall by night.

Place de La Dauversière
Place de La Dauversière, a public garden across from City Hall, opened in 1997.

When you're there, take a moment to admire the Hall of Honour or, better yet, sign up for a guided tour. All are welcome.


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