Yes, it is indeed preferable to download the Montréal en Histoires-Cité Mémoire mobile app beforehand.
We recommend downloading the content for your circuit as well before you begin your visit. You can also access it on-site in the Wi-Fi zones identified by Montréal en Histoires and Cité Mémoire markers.
The mobile app is available at all times. Thus, you will be able to enjoy the experience whenever you want, 24/7, all year long. The application offers nighttime routes as well as daytime ones. The nighttime routes include the Cité Mémoire nocturnal tableaux, available after sunset for 10 months of the year beginning May 18.
Cité Mémoire’s schedule
From May 17th to September 17th: From nightfall until midnight (with the exception of some tableaux)
From September 18th to May 16th: From nightfall until 11 p.m. (with the exception of some tableaux)
The nighttime circuits include Cité Mémoire nocturnal tableaux as well as augmented reality experiences and points of interest. Since the tableaux aren't available until the sun sets, the daytime circuits offer a mixture of augmented reality experiences and points of interest.
Note: From March 18 until May 16, the Cité Mémoire creation is inactive and the nocturnal tableaux within the nighttime circuits are deactivated.
By strolling through the streets of Old Montreal, with a smartphone or tablet in hand and headphones on, you will discover the nocturnal tableaux that make up the Cité Mémoire experience.
Once you've reached the location of a nocturnal tableau, stand in the right area near the marker. Tap the "home" icon in the app to listen to the nocturnal tableau that's in progress.
To listen to Cité Mémoire, you must download the Montréal en Histoires mobile app.
Augmented reality means superimposing 2D or 3D virtual images on actual, physical elements, thereby altering our perception of reality.
Locations featuring augmented reality experiences are identified by terminals adorned with the Montréal en Histoires colours, and also on the app itself.