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Secret Montreal: An Unusual Guide (Secret Guides) (Paperback)
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A giant crane in a supermarket, a portrait of Mussolini in Little Italy, Canada's only Coadaist temple, a monument to the world's strongest man, wrestling in a church, surfing on the Saint Lawrence River, a giant milk bottle, a gas station built by famous architect Mies van der Rohe... and much more. Far from the crowds and the usual clich's, Montreal only reveals its hidden treasures to residents and visitors who venture off the beaten track. An indispensable guide for those who thought they knew Montreal well or those wishing to discover another facet of the city.
About the Author
Philippe Renault, based in Montreal since 2006, has taken every opportunity to delve into the complexities of his adopted city, for both work and pleasure. Given his dedication to architecture and history, he was instantly seduced by the concept of a "Secret Montreal" guide. For several years he has sought out easily accessible features that few people know about. Little museums, hidden gardens, overlooked buildings, enigmatic statues ...