Canada-Quebec & Montreal-09/22-9/29/2019
Touring Montreal- Chalet du Mont Royal -9/27/2019
We are headed toward the summit of Montréal’s namesake mountain to reach the Chalet du Mont Royal.
Basically, you park your car in the parking lot below and we just take a nice stroll to the chalet.
Policemen on horse patrolling the area.
We are now at the garden surrounding the chalet and the main thing is the view of the city from here.
Lookout with breathtaking vista of downtown Montréal.
More view of town down Montréal and the Monteregian Hills in the distance.
Panoramic view of town down Montréal.
This is the Chalet of Mont Royal. Built in 1931 and commissed by then Mayor Camillien Houde to help offset unemployment during the Great Depression. The Chalet was designed by Quebec architect Aristide Beaugrand-Champagne, in the French Beaux-Arts and Arts and Crafts architecture styles.
Outside the stone facade features large windows that look out into the panoramic view of the city on Montréal.
Inside the Chalet you can see large scale paintings depicting the history of Montréal hanging all around by 13 Canadian artists.
Exposed beams decorated with carved wooden squirrels, chandeliers and a large fireplace complete this rustic scene.
Leaving the Chalet...
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