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In Montréal, history comes to life with Cité Mémoire, an art installation that shines light on the city’s illustrious past.
Created by internationally-acclaimed production duo Michel Lemieux and Victor Pilon, in collaboration with eminent Québec playwright Michel Marc Bouchard, it is the largest projection circuit in the world.
Old Montréal, the Old Port and the downtown core provide the backdrop for 27 astonishing scenes projected on walls, in alleys, on the ground and on trees in this urban immersive multimedia experience. Day and night, this expansive projection circuit features 100 points of interest and 32 augmented reality experiences. In a poetic, dreamlike and sometimes playful manner, a medley of characters - some famous, others lesser so - offer first-hand accounts of how the city has evolved over the course of history.
Thanks to fixed virtual reality terminals set up in public spaces, historical milestones come to life through words, images, and music, no headset required. Download the free “Montréal en Histoires” mobile app available in four languages – English, French, Spanish and Mandarin – to enjoy the full soundtrack as well as historical context for each scene.
Guided tours are also available for groups of 6 to 15 people.
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