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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

A beautiful house in the fortified town

The Pierre-du-Calvet house



The Pierre du Calvet house, built in 1770 and nicely restored in 1966, is an impressive sight. But in the 18th-century fortified town, the customers of the owner, a Huguenot merchant and supporter of the American Revolution, probably saw nothing unusual about the building. With its steeply pitched roof, its fieldstone walls secured with "S"-shaped iron bars and its casement windows, it was typical of the period. Note the end walls, which extend above the line of the roof as firebreaks. This type of construction became mandatory after the great fire of 1721.


Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel

Bonsecours Market

19th-century hotels


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