Français | English
66.2 F / 19 C
More information
Culinary Discovery
More information
More information

Welcome to the Hotel Le St-James

We are pleased to welcome you to your home away from home. From planning city tours to culinary adventures, we are here to ensure you a most memorable experience.Your wish is our command so please feel free to call on our Clefs d’Or concierge team to personally cater to any of your wishes.
Enjoy your stay!

Happening in Montréal this month:

Orchestre Synphonique de Montréal (2014-2015)
Septembre 10, 11, 13, 14, 17, 20, 21, 23, 26, 27 & 30, 2014 – Place des Arts/Maison Symphonique

The Maison Symphonique de Montréal is the new home of the orchestre symphonique de Montréal. This hall was inaugurated on September 7,2011, by the OSM under Music Director Kent Nagano. The 2014-2015 season will be dazzling and richly diversified - a season that promises deep emotions! The 2014-2015 season offers a number of sensational programs built around major works of the repertoire, some of them large in scale and some of them discoveries. Classicism and modernity rub shoulders throughout the season.

Opéra de Montréal – Nabucco (Saison 2014-2015)
September 20, 23, 25 & 27, 2014
– Place des Arts/Salle Wilfrid Pelletier

Nabucco, VERDI

A thirst for power, a thirst for freedom... A spiroted young Verdi unleashes a surge of rousing arias and spectacular choruses, including the immortal "Va pensiero". Featuring first-rate Verdian singers. A dazzling production that has won acclaim in major American opera houses. SYNOPSIS

 A war is being waged: Nabucco, king of Babylon, seeks revenge against the Hebrews who have taken his daughter, Fenena, hostage. His other daughter, the ambitious Abigaille, is thirsting for power. Betrayal and madness await

Les Grands Ballets - Léonce and Léna (by Christian Spuck)
September 18 to 27, 2014 -
Place des Arts/Théâtre Maisonneuve

Christian Spuck's fifth full-length ballet was inspired by the comic political satire Leonce and Lena
(1838) by Georg Büchner, author of Woyzeck. It premiered at the Aalto Ballett Theatre in Essen, Germany, in April 2008. Prince Leonce of the Kingdom of Popo is languishing in never-ending boredom; Princess Lena, from the neighbouring Kingdom of Pipi, acutely feels the insularity and absurdity of the world around her. Before a romance can blossom between the unsuspecting royal pair, the two must escape from the farcical conventions of their respective microstates. Well aware that their marriage has been arranged since childhood, they each decide to flee their homeland. At a bustling inn just beyond their borders, they meet and fall in love incognito. Can the court, reduced to an absurd puppet show,” finally celebrate their union? It is the satiric elements, employed by Büchner to criticize the absolutist, end-of-reign society in which he lived, that are highlighted in this choreography. Among other pieces, Christian Spuck uses the ethereal—and at times grotesque—compositions by the Waltz King, Johann Strauss, to galvanize this tragicomic tale and underscore its parodic aspects.

The Magic of Lanterns
September 05 to November 02, 2014 – Chinese Garden of the Botanical Gardens

Do not miss this must-see for your fall evenings. The Gardens of Light event is making its return to the Montréal Botanical Garden and its emblematic traditional coloured lanterns. At dusk, beautiful pathways emerge in the Gardens of Light, pathways full of contrasts, mysterious and magical. . Discover the Japanese Garden enhanced by a fine and subtle lighting design and the Chinese Garden with The Magic of

The Graduate (Theatre)
August 31 to September 21, 2014 – Segal Centre for Performing Arts

When a dazed college graduate becomes entangled in a love triangle with a mother and daughter, he finds himself caught between the allure of experience and the promise of a bright future. The spirit and sounds of the 1960s come alive in this sizzling stage adaptation of the classic film. Soundtrack peformed live on stage by singer-songwriters justin Rutledge and Matthew Barber. 

FABERGÉ - Jeweller of the Czars
June 14 31 to September 21, 2014 – Segal Centre for Performing Arts

When a dazed college graduate becomes entangled in a love triangle with a mother and daughter, he finds himself caught between the allure of experience and the promise of a bright future. The spirit and sounds of the 1960s come alive in this sizzling stage adaptation of the classic film. Soundtrack peformed live on stage by singer-songwriters justin Rutledge and Matthew Barber. 

Festival International de Tango
August 01 to 31, 2014 – Various Locations

Since 2003 the Montreal International Tango Festival has honored the music, dance and poetry of tango in Montreal.
Each year, argentine tango masters, dancers and musicians alike, gather along with amateurs from all around the world for the pleasure of Montrealers. They present a rich program which comprises master classes, concerts, shows and dancing evenings, also known as milongas.

Montreal International Reggae Festival
August 01 to 31, 2014 – Old Port of Montreal

The Graduate (Théatre)
August 31 to September 21, 2014 - Centre Segal de la Scène

When a dazed college graduate becomes entangled in a love triangle with a mother and daughter, he finds himself caught between the allure of experience and the promise of a bright future. The spirit and sounds of the 1960s come alive in this sizzling stage adaptation of the classic film.

The Montreal Tam-tams
Every Sunday beginning on May 01 ending on September 30, 2014 – Mont Royal Park

The Montreal Tamtams are a drum circle based in Montreal, Canada. One of the most original musical events in Montréal, this free festival takes place on Sundays, near the monument to Sir George-Étienne Cartier and in Mount Royal Park's surrounding green spaces. The Tamtam festivities start at 1 pm and continue until sunset. A colourful gathering of drummers, dancers, vendors and their admiring audiences. For twenty years, Montrealers and visitors have come to play music and dance, or just watch and listen. Tamtams, or simply "tams" as they are sometimes called by locals, began in 1978 and over the years have become one of the main tourist attractions of the city.

FABERGÉ - Jeweller to the Czars
June 14 to October 5, 2014 – Museum of Fine Arts

The most important Fabergé collection outside Russia is coming to Montreal – the exclusive Canadian venue. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the Russian jeweller Carl Fabergé (1846-1920) created precious objects for the Czars Alexander III and Nicholas II. The name of this firm became synonymous with elegant craftsmanship in luxury jewellery, and is also associated with the final days of the Russian imperial family, a tragic story that marked the start of the twentieth century. The exhibition features some 240 objects, including four of the most famous Easter eggs commissioned by the Romanovs.Enamelled picture frames, clocks, gold cigarette cases and knobs for walking canes, rock-crystal flowers, caskets and brooches encrusted with rubies continue to fascinate us as they did when they first appeared in the windows of the Fabergé stores in Saint Petersburg, Moscow and London.

World Film Festival
August 21 to September 01, 2014 – Various Locations

The goal of the Montreal World Film Festival (Montreal International Film Festival) is to encourage cultural diversity and understanding among nations, to foster the cinema of all continents by stimulating the development of quality cinema, to promote filmmakers and innovative works, to discover and encourage new talents, and to promote meetings between cinema professionals from around the world. The Montreal International Film Market is part of the Montreal World Film Festival. The Market is the meeting place for a large number of film and television professionals from around the world. The Market serves as a port of entry into the North American market for professionals from abroad and as a link to the rest of the world for North American film and television people. The Market has become an important site for international exchanges and discoveries.

Clock Tower Beach
June 16 to September 02, 2014 – Foot of the Clock Tower (Old Port)

**Every day, 10.30am to 7.30pm. On fireworks night and special events, late closing at 11pm. From September 3 to 23 open on weekends only. **
The Old Port’s new hot spot! Located a short distance from the historical district, the Old Port of Montreal’s urban beach offers a vacation atmosphere with its fine sand, chairs, parasols and refreshing mist. There is also a bar where you can meet with friends over a drink and a bite late into the evening. Located at the foot of the Clock Tower, the Old Port’s spectacular entrance, the beach offers a serene setting right on the city’s heels and all Old Port attractions.

Salon Marions-Nous (Let’s Get Married)
Augusr 31 & September 01, 2014 – Place Montreal Bonaventure

Let’s Get Married’s Grand Salon Marions-Nous is Canada’s largest bridal wedding show featuring hundreds and hundreds of wedding specialists showcasing their indispensable products and services for the bride and groom. Engaged couples can discover the latest wedding trends, consult with experienced wedding professionals and simply get great ideas to make their wedding day truly memorable. From the extravagant to the affordable, Let’s Get Married’s Grand Salon Marions-Nous is a must for anyone thinking of planning a wedding!

Treasures of Napoléon – The Exhibition
May 12 to September 01, 2014 – Notre-Dame Basilica

More than 350 sculptures, paintings, drawings, prints, books and decorative art, including furniture, porcelain, gold, silver, tapestries and jewellery.

La Ronde

La Ronde, the biggest amusement park in Eastern Canada, has forty rides and attractions, including a new ride suspended over Lac des Dauphins: "EDNÖR – The Attack." La Ronde has something for everyone: roller coasters for thrill seekers, slower rides with panoramic views of the city for the wiser ones, and gentle rides for the youngest children in Le Pays de Ribambelle.


Bell Centre (

September 16, 2014 – Enrique Iglesias & PitBull
September 18, 2014 – Black Keys
September 30, 2014 – ZZ Top

September 26, 2014 – Bryan Ferry

Olympia Théâtre

September 26, 2014 – Jann Arden

Segal Centre for Performing Arts (

September 11, 2014 – Happy Birthday Oliver Jones (80th Birthday Celebration)

Parc Jean Drapeau

August 30, 2014 – Arcade Fire

Montreal’s festive summer season was augmented in 2004 with the emergence of The Montreal International Reggae Festival. With an aim to not only showcase the pulsating Reggae beat of internationally renown musicians, but also to highlight excellence amongst a diverse set of ‘Reggae Ambassadors’ from all corners of the world including Canadian based musicians, this festival continues to be held in high esteem. Consistently embracing the theme, “United Against Violence” the Montreal International Reggae Festival has become a significant tradition for Reggae music lovers in and outside of Canada.
The festival boasts having an audience of over 150,000 since its inception and is steadfast in its commitment to raising the profile of a musical genre best known for manifestations of powerful messages. Fostering unity is key in dually linguistic Montreal – a city that mirrors a global village; and using artistic forms generated through Reggae to achieve this goal has been the successful platform of this Festival. Derived from a list of musical forms that started with Mento – a type of Jamaican folk music, Reggae music became most popular in the 1970s when it burst onto the international scene through popular songs by artists like Bob Marley and The Wailers.

Piknic Electronik
May 18 to September 21, 2014 – Parc Jean Drapeau

A Sunday afternoon tradition for electronic music fans returns in 2011 from May 22 to September 25. The event takes place at Place de l’homme, underneath the Calder sculpture in Parc Jean-Drapeau.