Cité Mémoire, inspired by the history of Montréal

With Cité Mémoire, Old Montréal will be transformed into an open-air museum on the occasion of Montréal’s 375th anniversary.
Cité mémoire

This ambitious creation by Michel Lemieux and Victor Pilon, completed in collaboration with Michel Marc Bouchard, invites people to meet the characters who shaped the city’s history after it was founded in 1642.

Drawing on a spectacular avant-garde concept, the work finds expression in some 20 video projections on various outdoors elements, including walls a few dozen metres high, the ground, and trees.

Visitors can download a free application (Montréal en histoire) to their cell phone to hear an historical narration set to music by Maxime Lepage. In French, English, Spanish and Mandarin.

Cité Mémoire has been open for viewing after nightfall since May 2016.

This project is receiving financial support from the Gouvernement du Québec (Entente sur le développement culturel de Montréal), the Ville de Montréal (Entente Montréal 2025) and Gouvernement du Canada.
Investment by the city: $5 million
    Photos : Ville de Montréal