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  • Day3

    Montreal J2

    October 1, 2017 in Canada ⋅

    Aujourd'hui, CULTURE ! (En majuscules, parce que les mecs, ils ne plaisantent pas avec ça.)
    D'abord, le musée archéologique de Pointe à Callière. Entrée à 11h30. Sortie à 14h30. 20$ par tête bien investis pour un superbe musée sur l'histoire de Montréal, avec une belle mise en valeur des vestiges.
    Petite balade dans le vieux Montréal pour rejoindre le château "bolton" (pour ceux qui n'ont pas compris la blague, c'est le château Ramezay).
    Suite de la balade le long du St Laurent où les capitaines de bateaux font preuve d'une maîtrise de malade vu le sacré courant qu'il y a. Les bateliers du Rhône peuvent aller se rhabiller direct.
    Et pour finir : Naplok ! (Manger) au fameux restaurant jardin Nelson (spécial dédicace à Nico et Manue) où on a hypra bien mangé, dans un cadre enchanteur, accueillant et au son du jazz. Re choc des cultures, la serveuse (comme 99% des gens du coin) nous a demandé en arrivant si on allait bien. Soit on avait l'air palots, soit c'est une coutume locale (deuxième réponse évidemment). Un autre monde, bien agréable.
    Enfin, retour au gite pour un gros dodo (les km à pied, ça use pas que les souliers.) 😁
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  • Day3

    Old Montreal

    August 19, 2017 in Canada ⋅

    After our long walk this afternoon, we rested our feet at the apartment before heading back out to explore. We had an appetizer pizza and some wine at a cute little place on Rue Hubert in La Petite-Patrie. There was a soloist playing an electric guitar as well which provided a nice atmosphere as we sat outside on the pedestrian walkway.

    After this, we ventured down to Old Montreal where we happened upon a performance art piece on the history of the city. A movie was being projected on the side of a building (appeared to be the Justice building?) and there were a ton of people sitting in the grass watching. We wandered in the square and had a second appetizer at a jazz bar as well as a drink at a bar wth live rock music. It was a touristy but cool area to be, with cobblestone streets and pedestrian walkways, right along the water. We were also able to check out the Cathedral of Notre-Dame by night which was beautiful.
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  • Day5

    Montréal - Vive la France in Kanada

    September 8, 2017 in Canada ⋅

    Montréal liegt im Bundesstaat Quebec, auf einer Insel inmitten des gewaltigen Sankt-Lorenz-Stroms. In Montréal wird nicht nur französisch gesprochen, hier wird auch französisch gelebt. Die Menschen dieser lebendigen Stadt lieben es entlang der Rue St. Denis oder Rue St. Laurent zu flanieren, sich auf einen Plausch in einer der zahlreichen Cafés niederzulassen oder in einer der vielen Restaurants die angebotenen Delikatessen zu genießen (Die große Auswahl an Restaurants hat uns allerdings etwas überfordert). Ein gutes, meist teures Glas Wein darf dabei nicht fehlen. Manche Restaurants bieten die Möglichkeit den Wein selber mit zu bringen - "Aporter votre vin" weist dann darauf hin.
    Hier lässt es sich jedenfalls sehr gut leben, allerdings ist das Leben in Montréal auch teurer als bei uns.
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  • Day5

    Basilique Notre Dame de Montréal

    September 8, 2017 in Canada ⋅

    Die neugotische Kathedrale wurde 1829 fertig gestellt. Beeindruckend sind der Altarraum und die Fenster, die die Geschichte Montreals widerspiegeln. Auch Indianer werden dort abgebildet - natürlich als Bekehrte.
    Toll war allerdings auch die Orgel mit mehr als 6500 Orgelpfeifen. Mittags wurden bei einem Potpourri aus Kinoklassikern und sonetigen Klassikern wie Bachs Toccata und Fuge alle Register gezogen!Read more

  • Day7

    Canada here we come

    October 5, 2017 in Canada ⋅

    Today we crossed over the border to Canada on our way to Montreal. As with most cities it is very busy but has a charm of its own.

    Montréal (sometimes also called Ville-Marie) was founded in 1642 as a missionary colony under the direction of Paul de Chomedey de Maisonneuve and Jeanne Mance, but the fur trade soon became its main activity.

    Montreal is the second-largest primarily French-speaking city in the world, after Paris. Historically the commercial capital of Canada, it was surpassed in population and economic strength by Toronto in the 1970s.

    Montreal is the second largest city in Canada, the largest in the province and the 9th largest city in North America with an estimated population of 1.75 millionin 2016. Montreal's population growth has been slow, and its 2014 population of 1.75 million is little changed from the 2011 census figure of 1.65 million.
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  • Day7

    Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal

    October 5, 2017 in Canada ⋅

    As part of a tour of the city we visited the Notre-Dame Basilica. The ornate decoration all carved in wood is stunning.

    Built in the Gothic Revival style, the church is highly decorated. The vaults are coloured deep blue and decorated with golden stars, and the rest of the sanctuary is decorated in blues, azures, reds, purples, silver, and gold. It is filled with hundreds of intricate wooden carvings and several religious statues. Unusual for a church, the stained glass windows along the walls of the sanctuary do not depict biblicalscenes, but rather scenes from the religious history of Montreal. It also has a Casavant Frères pipe organ, dated 1891, which comprises four keyboards, 92 stops using electropneumatic action and an adjustable combination system, 7000 individual pipes and a pedal board.Read more

  • Day2


    May 27, 2017 in Canada ⋅

    Toured during the day to appreciate the wood work, stained glass, and architecture. Notre Dame really came to life, however, at night for the Åůrå show. Lights, music, and lasers drew emotion and left us in awe. Alcoves came alive with Tinkerbell-like light traces.

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