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Pierre du Calvet AD 1725

At a Glance

    Pros

  • garden setting for breakfast
  • Sunday brunch is half price for kids
  • stately library
  • free parking and Wi-Fi

    Cons

  • room service limited to drinks, fruit salad, and cheese plates
  • located at easternmost edge of the Old Port
  • opulent decor can feel overripe to some

Pierre du Calvet AD 1725 Review

Merchant Pierre du Calvet—a notorious republican and Freemason—entertained Benjamin Franklin behind the stone walls of this elegant 18th-century home in Old Montréal, but today it's a B&B decorated with Louis XIII and Lous XIV furnishings, Oriental rugs, gilded portraits, bird cages and dazzling woodwork. (Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner was so impressed, he named a main character, Megan Calvet, after the place.) The flat-screen televisions are kept small to maintain the rooms' unplugged tranquillity and Old World opulence. The Filles du Roy restaurant specializes in organic products and local Quebecois cuisine, such as roasted duck, rack of lamb, and smoked veal. The glassed-in garden, filled with flowers and potted plants, is a great place to nibble croissants and fruit salad each morning.

    Hotel Details

  • 1 room, 8 suites.
  • Rate includes breakfast.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 08-11-2013

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