Tempo da Proibição e a Red Light de Montréal

Montreal, Canadá

Experiência oferecida por Nicolas

2,5 horas, Oferecida em Inglês e Francês
Compromisso com a segurança
Este anfitrião se comprometeu em seguir as diretrizes de segurança do Airbnb contra a COVID-19.
Até 10 pessoas
Disponibilidade para grupos privados de até 15.

O que você fará

On this tour of Montreal's downtown, we will explore what used to be the Red Light’s district. I'm inviting you to revisit the naughty part of our city’s history. We will look into the crimes scene and the sex work of Montreal from the 1920’s to the 1950’s. The short itinerary will make us pass thru the Chinatown and the entertainment’s district of Montreal, mainly on St-Laurent street and Ste-Catherine street. We will discuss about the impact of the prohibition on our city that led Montreal to be known as the Sin City of the North or the Paris of North America. Among different adult subjects, we will discuss about the drug trade, the gambling industry, sex work, brothel activities and the famous criminals of Montreal. We will also talk about the different morality squads that fought crimes and corruptions that led to the late closing of the Red Light district. We will also observe the transformation that occurred in the entertainment’s district, a still vibrant part of our beloved city.
Other things to note
We will discuss about the criminality and the sex work that happened in at the beginning of the 20th century . Those subjects might not be suitable for people under the age of 16 years old.
On this tour of Montreal's downtown, we will explore what used to be the Red Light’s district. I'm inviting you to revisit the naughty part of our city’s history. We will look into the crimes scene and the sex work of Montreal from the 1920’s to the 1950’s. The short itinerary will make us pass thru the Chinatown and the entertainment’s district of Montreal, mainly on St-Laurent street and Ste-Catherine street. We will discuss about the impact of…

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As a born and raised Montrealer and I'm deeply passionate about my home town. I work in the tourist industry since 2009, I'm a tour director since 2010 and now a certified Montréal tour guide since 2017. On top of my tourism studies, I studied cinema, education, politics and I have a bachelor degree in communication. Since I love to travel myself and I have multiple experiences overseas, I try as hard as I can to recreate this backpacker meeting experiences in my tours. I hope I can be this friendly Montrealer that give you a global sense of what my city is all about!
As a born and raised Montrealer and I'm deeply passionate about my home town. I work in the tourist industry since 2009, I'm a tour director since 2010 and now a certified Montréal tour guide since 2017. On top of my tourism studies, I studied cinema, education, politics and I have a bachelor degree in communication. Since I love to travel myself and I have multiple experiences overseas, I try as hard as I can to recreate this backpacker meeting experiences in my tours. I hope I can be this frie…
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Onde você estará

The tour will start on De la Gauchetière street between the conference center and the complexe Guy Favreau. You will see a little garden with apple trees. The closest metro station is Place d'Armes. The meeting point is just west of St-Urbain street. The tour end near of Berri-UQAM metro station.

Avaliado com 4,88 de 5 de um total de 80 avaliações.

Sarah
setembro de 2021
Nicolas is a vivid and engaging storyteller. We really enjoyed the historical stories and the area of the city that Nicolas spoke to.
Eden
setembro de 2021
Andreanne was a magical storytelling and true inclusive presenter! Her energy excited all of us the group and her knowledge of the history of the information was infectious. We truly could not recommend this tour more!
Shadib
setembro de 2021
Very glad I decided to do the tour tonight, fascinating stuff. Caveat, instead of Nicolas, we instead had Andreanne, friend of Nicolas. So I can only speak about how it was with her. She was extremely infectious and passionate. You almost felt like you were back in the 1920-1960s with her vivid descriptions. We had some folks disturb along the way, as you can imagine when walking on busy streets - but she was cool as a cucumber and carried on the show with extreme showmanship. I think my biggest takeaway is the care and empathy she showed to the sex workers, those in the brothels, those who are the true pioneers of the red light district. I fear that at times (speaking generally outside of this tour, in society) when we talk about red light districts (with brothels and sex work main focus), we sometimes tokenize the women behind it all. But through and through, Andreanne gave the women across the board the respect and empathy that they truly deserve. Thank you. Highly recommend.
Margaret
setembro de 2021
Andreanne and Nicholas provided an amazing experience! Really interesting places and stories told in an engaging way! I would highly recommend this experience!!
Catherine
setembro de 2021
Thank you Nicolas for an incredible tour! My boyfriend and I were looking for something slightly different than the regular tour and this was perfect! If you’re looking to see the city at night, this tour is ideal, and a great way to kick off a night around china town if you please. Meeting Nicolas was very easy, his meeting spot was clear, and as for the tour, you will just have to go on it to see for yourself! Nicolas is an amazing storyteller, extremely knowledgeable, and great company!
Kenneth
setembro de 2021
Nicholas surpassed my expectations. He is a great storyteller and really keeps your interest throughout the whole tour. I would highly recommend taking this tour with Nicholas you will not regret it!

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