Vieux Séminaire de St-Sulpice
On this walking tour, the experienced bilingual guides of Guidatour paint a picture of Old Montréal’s eventful history with anecdotes...
Les Fantômes du Vieux-Montréal
Gives 90-minute evening tours tracing historic crimes and legends, led by guides in period costume. You’ll hear talk of hangings,...
Montréal's famous landmark, Notre-Dame Basilica, is a visually pleasing if slightly gaudy symphony of carved wood, paintings, gilded...
Montréal’s chief English-language theater presents everything from Shakespearean classics to works by experimental Canadian playwrights....
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Vieux Séminaire de St-Sulpice information
The seminary by the Basilique Notre-Dame and its grounds are closed to the public, but you can look at them through the gate. The Catholic order of Sulpicians was given title to the entire Island of Montréal in 1663. The order built the seminary in 1684 and the 3rd-floor apartments of the old seminary have been occupied ever since. The clock on the facade was a gift from French king Louis XIV in 1701; it is believed to be the oldest working clock in North America. Ancient oaks shade the rear garden laid out in 1715.