MONTREAL

October 28 - November 3

up to 36 HSW CEU/LU 

TWO ROOMS LEFT

A fantastic city with a long history, great culture and fascinating architecture.

We have a great program discovering the World's longest underground complex, almost an underground city  (20 miles long) connecting 2,000 stores, 10 metro stations, 4 universities, 1600 housing units, 40 movies theaters, 7 hotels, the Cathedral, the Olympic Center, 1200 offices and 2 department stores.

 

The tunnel between the Centre CDP Capital and the Palais des Congrès.

A display case sponsored by the Canadian Center for Architecture holds a video artwork about the underground city.

One of the subway stations, has an original entrance which was designed for the Paris Metro in 1900/13

There are many more places to visit: 

the Museum of Fine Arts; the Museum of Contemporary Arts; the Olympic Stadium built for the 1976 Games (It has the world's tallest inclined tower culminating at 574 ft); the Geodesic Dome by Buckminster Fuller built in 1967 now dedicated to the environment; without forgetting the interesting housing development, Habitat,  built in 1967 by Moshe Safdie. Habitat 67 comprises 354 identical, prefabricated concrete forms arranged in various combinations, reaching up to 12 stories in height. Together these units create 146 residences of varying sizes and configurations, each formed from one to eight linked concrete units.

The Château Dufresne has been listed a historical monument since 1976. This imposing residence, which was built by brothers Oscar and Marius Dufresne (1915-1918), testifies to the aspirations, ideas, and tastes of the French-Canadian bourgeoisie at the beginning of the last century.

Painted by Guido Nincheri (1885-1973), the wall decorations are the most important secular work of the Florentine artist, best known for his sacred art which adorns nearly 200 churches in Canada and the United States. 

Notre-Dame Basilica in the historic district of Old Montreal, is built in the Gothic Revival style. The vaults are colored deep blue and decorated with golden stars, while 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. 

The decor is reminiscent of the Sainte-Chapelle in Paris.

The facade of Cathédrale Marie-Reine-du-Monde, was consecrated in 1894. It has a facade meant to be as the facade of St Peter Basilica in Rome, but on a smaller scale. Like in Rome the facade is wider than the church.

Covering the altar, which is located under the dome, is a neo-baroque ciborium  or baldaquin, with twisting columns. It was created in Rome in 1900 by Joseph-Arthur Vincent and is a reproduction of the famous 'baldacchino' in the St. Peter's, created by Gian Lorenzo Bernini

Montreal is not only a beautiful city but also an easy one to visit, having so many avenues and streets that are closed to vehicular traffic, the amazing underground city mentioned earlier, a very good subway and city bus system. Plenty of cafes and good restaurants, it is a city where "il fait bon vivre."

6 nights in the Center of Montreal

2 dinners - 5 lunches - 6 breakfasts

Accidental/illness insurance

Entrances to all sites visited

Book and map

Subway/city bus pass - Pick-up and drop-off at airport

$ 2575 per person in double occupancy

$ 2885 per person in single occupancy