Permanent exhibitions

LIFE AT THE CHÂTEAU - SPLENDOR AND MISERY IN NEW FRANCE

Life at the Château - Splendor and misery in New France is presented in the vaults of the Château Ramezay, where the solid, thick-walled structure dominates the space as it did 250 years ago.

At that time, the area occupied by Montréal houses was confined to what we now call Old Montréal. However, Montréal was a city at the crossroads of important trade routes. Throughout the years, its history was influenced by the Native People, the French, the British, and the Americans.

Built in the 18th century under the French regime, the Château Ramezay is one of the few witnesses to that era accessible to visitors: come discover the ambiance of the enchanting vaults and observe day-to-day life in 18th century Montréal.