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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
19th-century hotels 

The former Rasco Hotel


The former Rasco Hotel, dating from 1834, was considered one of the most luxurious in the country. Charles Dickens stayed here in 1842, during the weeks he spent directing three of his plays at the Royal Theatre that once stood just across the street. Francesco Rasco and other Italians were kings of the Montréal hotel industry in the 19th century. 

The hotels built in front of the Market, up to the 1880s, added plenty of life to the district.



Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel 

Bonsecours Market 

A beautiful house in the fortified town 


Rue St-Paul

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