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"Chateau Ramezay" Château Ramezay - Historic Site and Museum of Montreal Tip by yooperprof

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Historic home and museum of Quebec's French past, the Chateau Ramezay is of interest in all history buffs and those who like to see the past recreated. Inside, a self-guided tours brings guests through a series of public and private rooms as they might have looked in the 18th century, which this was the official residence of the French governor of Quebec. Outside, in the summertime, costumed "interpreters" present stories of the past in a fascinating and accurate manner.

Interesting trivia: Benjamin Franklin stayed in this house when he visited Montreal in 1776. He was on a mission to try to persuade Quebeckers to side with the rebellious colonists in their struggle against the British king and army. Without much success!

Address: 280 rue Notre-Dame est (east)
Directions: Champ de Mars metro stop
Phone: 514-861-3708

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  • Updated Jan 16, 2013
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  • yooperprof's Profile Photo
    Jan 16, 2013 at 3:16 PM

    Oh, I think you are right. He was cavorting with Beaumarchais in Paris in 1778!

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Jan 16, 2013 at 11:59 AM

    Are you sure about the year? I was under the impression that Franklin?s brief visit to Montreal was in 1776, shortly before he moved to France to become the American commissioner there.


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