Canada-Quebec & Montreal-09/22-9/29/2019

Montreal, Canada

Touring old Montreal -9/28/2019

Marchť Bonsecours

We just left the Chapel of Notre Dame de Bon-Secours and we are now walking toward the Marchť (market) Bonsecours (building with the white dome).

 

The Marchť Bonsecours was inaugurated in 1847 and is acknowledged as one of Canada's ten finest heritage buildings.

 

 The Marchť Bonsecours looks more like a place for governing than for shopping. So it shouldnít come as a surprise to learn thatís exactly what it was built for. Bonsecours served for one year as the seat of Canadaís legislature, and later as Montrealís city hall. But after 1878, it became a farmerís market and remained so for nearly a century, until being marked for demolition in the 1960s.

The Bonsecours Market was saved from descruction and in 1984, it was declared a national heritage site. Today, itís found new life as an upscale shopping hall.

 



The inside is fairly small with only 15 boutiques featuring top quality made in Quebec creations such as crafts, fashions, accessories, jewellery, etc...

 

 

Sucrerie Haut bois Normand shop

 

They produce their own maple syrup and they have lots of products with Maple syrup.  I did not buy anything as it is too difficult to carry home since we are not checking in our luggage.

 

Maple syrup in Cans

 

Maple syrup in bottles.

 

Candles scented with Maple syrup.

 

More Maple syrup....

 

Really cute alley and in the background is the Auberge Beausecours located in the old Montreal and not to far from the Marchť.

 

Chateau Ramezay

The Chateau de Ramezay is a museum and historic building in the old Montreal, opposite City Hall.

 

This is City Hall on the opposite side of the Chateau. It is under renovation at this time.

 

 

Chateau Ramezay's  garden.

The landscape garden originated in England in the 18th century in reaction to the strict French garden. This new style is based primarily on an English love of nature.

 

The methods for combating insects, weeds and mushrooms are ecologically sound and respect to the environment. No pesticides are used: no insecticides, no herbicides, no fungicides.

Everything is organic in this garden

 

 

This is a blueberries garden

 

Beautiful flowers and well manicured garden.

 

Grapes, some of them are ripes and some of them are still green...

 

Garden overview

 

Cabbage patch.

This is the vegetables corner

 

The museum was closee so we only get to see the garden

 

NEXT...Jacques Cartier square/Old port

 

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