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Public art discovery tours

A testimony to the diversity of artistic expression from near and far, the works of public art that dot the Montréal landscape are the perfect excuse to explore the city’s many neighbourhoods.

The self-guided map entitled More than 100 Works of Public Art in Montréal – 5 Tours to Discover suggests five routes that tourists and citizens alike can follow to discover Montréal’s history while immersing themselves in the city’s cultural and creative richness.

Along the way are many commemorative monuments and contemporary works chosen to illustrate the diversity of public art in Montréal.

Each tour route is planned around a museum. One visit to the museum is all it takes to appreciate the sculptures erected in public spaces. Art lovers of all ages are invited to discover the Quartier des spectacles, the neighbourhood surrounding the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Downtown Montréal, Parc Jean-Drapeau and Old Montréal.

Prepared by Tourisme Montréal, Ville de Montréal and the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications du Québec within the framework of the Entente sur le développement culturel de Montréal, the map is available free of charge. Tours can be completed on foot, by bicycle or by public transit. Maps are available at the Infotouriste Centre at 1255 Peel and at the Bureau d’accueil touristique Vieux-Montréal at 174 Notre-Dame East.