Crowning an ancient promontory above the Saint Lawrence River, once a campsite favoured by the Native peoples, a 300-year-old chapel, a museum of history and an archaeological site invite you to hear what they have to say about the people who founded Montreal.
Through the achievements of Marguerite Bourgeoys, a woman of courage and compassion who lived in 17th-century Montreal, you will find yourself transported back through time to another world, that of our ancestors.
The highest view of Old Montreal
The highest view of Old Montreal from the tower of the chapel will draw your attention to today’s landscape while conjuring up that of days gone by. Imagine the old town by the river with the woods, the fortifications and the few houses that existed at the time. Think of the courage of the men and women who had to face an ocean voyage and the mighty river to begin to build a new life as settlers in Montreal.