by a wealthy Franch merchant, the Pierre
Du Calvet restaurant is one of the finest
dining establishments in the city of Montreal.
It was named after its creator, the politically
active citizen Pierre Du Calvet> The
building that houses Pierre Du Calvet
Restaurant is called the “House
of Calvet”. The restaurant is built
is an excellent example of 18th century
French-Canadian architecture. Built in
1725, it is currently the oldest Canadian
home open for public lodging.
Built of heavy stone with a pronounced
chimney and steep sloped roofs, its interior
is complete with heavy 18th century heavy
beam ceilings and its detailed woodworks.
Stepping inside the Pierre Du Calvet restaurant
is like stepping back in history, with
its rooms enclosed by ancient stone walls
and its spaced furnished with antiques,
family heirlooms, and family portraits.
There is a library, smoking room, a greenhouse,
and outdoor terrace.
within the confines of fortified Old Montreal,
the Pierre Du Calvet restaurant is one
of the jewels of Bonsecours Street, located
just down the lane from the famous Bonsecours
Market and the Notre-Dame de Montréal
Basilica. This part of the city is rich
in preserved history, with European style
cobbled stone paved street and gas fuelled
street lamps. Located just steps away
from historical sites, museums, shops
and famous restaurants the Pierre Du Calvet
restaurant is an excellent place for travelers
to start or end their day in Old Montreal.