October 28 - November 3
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.
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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 by thr French Art Nouveau architect hector Guimard.
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, with a panorama of about 80 miles); 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.
Habitat 67 ~ photo by Thomas Ledl
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.