Continuing farther along the river, you reach the old city.
This is where you find restaurants, novelty items, tea shops.
In the place where the city was founded, a colonial building was replaced by a modern museum. For Montreal, this seems appropriate.
The interior of the Notre Dame Basilica is decorated with a 19th-century lack of restraint. Here, one of the biggest events in recent decades was Celine Dion's wedding.
This window depicts the beginning of the city in, I believe, 1604.
Instructing the natives: in what, I'm not sure.