Saint-Louis Square

Interesting
Named for Emmanuel and Jean-Baptiste Saint-Louis, two eminent local businessmen, this picturesque, tree-shaded square is surrounded by lovely Victorian structures distinguished by their whimsical rooflines and gables. The district became a select neighbourhood during the late 19C, when the Francophone bourgeoisie began moving to the area, attracted by its tranquil atmosphere. Long popular with Quebec artists and poets (Louis Fréchette, Émile Nelligan and, more recently, Gaston Miron lived here), the square was the centre of the nationalist movement during the 1970s. It is still considered a Francophone bastion for Quebec writers, musicians, filmmakers and actors.

Useful information

Address:

Rue Saint-Denis, H2X 3L3 Montréal

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