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Crimes and red light of Montréal

culture walk

Crimes and red light of Montréal

33 reviews
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Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Hosted in
English
culture walk

Crimes and red light of Montréal

culture walk

Crimes and red light of Montréal

33 reviews
Paused through June 14. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

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.

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Learn more about Nicolas

Nicolas

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!

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Where you'll be

The tour will start at the conference centre of Montreal which is just outside of Old Montréal and beside a metro station. The 20 to 30 minutes walk tour will start toward the chinatown. The tours will continues toward the our entertainment district on St-Laurent street and on Ste-Catherine street which were the heart of the red light district. The tour will end on St-Denis street which is known as the Quartier Latin of Montréal.

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

More tips

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 18 years old.

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Crimes and red light of Montréal
33 reviews
From ﺩ.ﺇ71/person
33 reviews
From ﺩ.ﺇ71/person