Maison Saint-Gabriel House, Montreal

Copyright Photo: Saint-Gabriel House, 1698, Point St. Charles, Montreal by Montreal Photo Daily, on Flickr
Copyright Photo: Saint-Gabriel House, 1698 Point St. Charles by Montreal Photo Daily, on Flickr
Copyright Photo: Saint-Gabriel House Detail, Montreal by Montreal Photo Daily, on FlickrCopyright Photo: Roadside Cross by Montreal Photo Daily, on Flickr
This farmhouse is an example of French-inspired rural architecture: stone masonry, a pitched roof and a wood frame. Located in Pointe-Saint-Charles, 5 minutes drive from downtown Montreal, the Maison Saint-Gabriel House was purchased by Marguerite Bourgeoys in 1668. And for 300 years, it housed the Sisters of the Congregation de Notre-Dame of Montreal, who operated the farm to supply their own community. Currently, the museum is a great showcase of New France / Quebec rural farm-life... definitely worth a visit. I personally come once or twice a year just to enjoy the zen atmosphere and the surrounding gardens.

1 comments:

J Bar said...

Great architecture. Thanks for comment on my blog. :)