Commemoration of the 375th anniversary of the founding of Montréal

Commemoration of the 375th anniversary of the founding of MontréalAs part of the festivities to commemorate the 375th anniversary of the founding of Montréal, Maison Saint-Gabriel, museum and historic site, is highlighting the exceptional contribution made by the individuals who played a role in its history. With Marguerite Bourgeoys and the King’s Wards, the museum contributed to the building of the city. In 2017, we will be making the most of the opportunity to offer visitors an authentic and entertaining programme that evokes the deep roots of Ville-Marie.

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Sunday, October 1, 2017 from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Old-fashioned craftspeople will be on the site: the cobbler and spoon maker.

Workshop the coureur des bois
Come and experience the time of the coureurs des bois and the fur trade with coureur des bois Francis Désilets.

To learn more, click on WORKSHOP.

Friday October 13, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Are you superstitious? On this Friday the 13th… A trip through the beliefs, customs and superstitions of a day gone by. Story-tellers Alexis Roy, Marc-André Fortin and Lucie Bisson will guide you through a mind-boggling evening.

To learn more, click on SUSPICIONS.

Sunday, October 22, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. to 5 p.m.   
under the honorary presidency of story-teller François Lavallée

This year, Maison Saint-Gabriel is preparing to extend its hospitality to them for several days – if the welcome pleases them of course. Be prepared... this year, the beggars don't just beg! These beggars also tell stories and tap their feet. From 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., “beggars' soup” will be served. This is an afternoon you won't want to miss.

To learn more, click on OPENING.

Tuesday, October 24, at 7:30 p.m.
This performance focuses on words and highlights
story-tellers from Québec, accompanied by musicians.

To learn more, click on EVENING.

Le dimanche 29 octobre 2017 de 12 h 30 à 17 h
The beggars are off. For this occasion, Maison Saint-Gabriel
will serve a beggars' cake. A wonderful afternoon with story-tellers
Lucie Bisson, Francis Désilets, Alexis Roy, François Lavallée and Éric Michaud.

Francis DÉsilets
Photo: Pierre Guzzo
Patrick Péloquin
Photo: David Alvarado Mora
François Lavallée
Photo: Pierre Guzzo
Lucie Bisson
Photo: Pierre Guzzo
Alexis Roy
Photo: David Alvarado Mora
Lucie Bisson
Photo: David Alvarado Mora
Francis Désilets
Photo: Pierre Guzzo