Château Ramezay – Historic Site and Museum of Montréal

280 Notre-Dame Street East Montréal QC H2Y 1C5

Montreal’s portal to its past, the Château Ramezay was the first building in Québec to be classified an historic monument. Built in the 18th century as a prestigious residence, it is now one of the few vestiges of the French regime open to visitors. Chosen as one of the 1001 Historic Sites You Must See Before You Die, the Château invites you to relive more than 500 years of history, from the pre-contact Amerindian era to the 20th century.

A not-to-be-missed heritage landmark in Old Montréal, the Château Ramezay holds fascinating collections, displayed in numerous exhibits, with multimedia portrayals of historical figures recounting, in six languages, highlights of their lives at the Château.

Visit the Governor’s Garden, and experience the delights typical of an 18th century urban garden in New France. Multilingual sound panels guide visitors through the kitchen garden, orchard and flower garden, where various activities and events take place throughout the year.