Art Déco Day Trip to the Eastern Townships
Saturday, June 7, 2008
Advanced reservation and payment is required by May 30, 2008. Space is limited, so book early.
Meet at 8:30 to 8:45 a.m. In front of the McGill University Bookstore, 3420 McTavish, north of Sherbrooke Street
Departure at 9 a.m. for the Eastern Townships.
Our first stop takes us to Granby to view Mont Sacré-Coeur, a 1930 Seminary by Ludger Venne with a marvelous Art Déco chapel, and Paroisse St-Benoit, an example of Bellotism, after the work of Dom Paul Bellot.
We will then go to Magog for lunch, at your own expense.
In the afternoon we will visit two Art Deco churches and the Abbey Saint-Benoit-du-Lac, designed 1939-1941 by French Benedictine architect, Dom Paul Bellot (1876-1944). It Is also where Bellot is buried. The monastery possesses all the hallmarks of Bellot’s style-subtle geometric relationships, intricate stone and brick-work, and multi-coloured tiles.
We will return via Ste. Agnès Vineyard located in the Sutton Mountains of southern Quebec for a tour and dinner. The Ste. Agnès vineyard was established in 1997 by Henrietta Antony who will welcome us to her magnificent vinery.
Trip will take place rain or shine.
Walking shoes recommended.
Cost, includes transportation, tour and dinner (not lunch). Members $110 Nonmembers $130
Reservation must be made by Friday, May 30.
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