The Lavender House, St-Eustache, Quebec, Canada

The Lavender House, culture and perfumery is located in St-Eustache, Quebec. It is a place where the owners cultivate lavender, where guests can visit the lavender fields in the summer when the plants are in bloom and there’s, of course, a shop where you can buy products made with lavender. There are also other activities offered in summer; for example music on Sundays, massage therapy on Saturdays, in addition you can have a picnic on site and of course walk among the plants or take a break sitting next to them to fill you with nature and beauty. The use of lavender has been known for millennia, the extraction of a quality oil from the flowers is done with the distillation by steam. This oil has multiple uses. Lavender is known for its antiseptic, antibacterial, disinfectant, calming, healing and antispasmodic; its use is also recommended to combat the anxiety, nervousness and insomnia. You can take it as a tea, in capsules or used as alcoholate to friction.

Tips

The house is open daily from 10:00 to 17:00. The agrotourism site is open from May to October. You can buy the ticket online and take it the day of your visit at the entrance. Children under 12 enter for free and adolescents 12 to 17 years pay half the price. From August, 7th to October, 9th  2017, the visit is free.
You can also order floral arrangements for special occasions.
There are shops of lavender house in several commercial centers.

902 Chemin Fresnière, Saint-Eustache, Qc, J7R 0G4

The Breakers, Newport, Vermont, United States

The Breakers is the grandest of Newport’s summer cottages and a symbol of the Vanderbilt family’s social and financial preeminence. Cornelius Vanderbilt II bought a wooden house called The Breakers in Newport in 1885, some years later he asked architect Richard Morris Hunt to design a villa and replace the framed house which had been destoyed by fire a year before. He built a 70 room house, in Renaissance Italian style inspired in 16th century palaces of Genoa and Turin. He had important collaborators from different countries. Gladys, the youngest daughter of the family inherited the house. She opened the house to the public in 1948 to raise funds for The Preservation Society of Newport County, in 1972 the association bought the house and designed it as a National Historic Landmark. We also found a stable and carriage house about half a mile from the house.
Tips
You can buy the tickets on line before your visit; you’ll find different combinations to save many if you take more than a visit for different houses.
You can have an audio guided visit too.
There’s also a shop to buy souvenirs.

Avudo, Montreal, Qebec, Canada

From May, 17th to September 2nd , you can attend a show designed by Daniele Finzi Pasca for the 375th anniversary of Montreal under the name of ‘Avudo’. This is a spectacle that will take you on a journey through time with projections on walls, in the open air that will captivate your attention for 30 minutes. The scenario is mainly on water, there are thirty fountains that will form large images up to 30 meters with a height of 11.50 meters; 94 containers were also used to create this magic show. The history of the river will show you the past of the city. The music, with excellent sound, was created by Maria Bonzanigo and was recorded with the Orchester Métropolitain and Les Petits Chanteurs du Mont-Royal.

Tips

The show takes place from Tuesday to Saturday at 9:30 pm and 10:30 pm. It’s free but you have to get tickets online.

If you pass by the place and there is room, you can also attend but standing because the seats are given with anticipation.

Quai King Edward, Vieux-Port de Montréal